Thursday, March 18, 2010

Police Officer Shot by One of his Own

As residents of Ambergris Caye woke up this morning they were shocked to learn that a Police Officer had been shot at about 3:00 in the morning. According to reports by officials of the department, Officer Gavin Sanchez was shot as he pulled his gun on a member of his own Police Department, Sergeant Paulino Reyes. Unofficial reports indicate the Officer Sanchez was under the influence of alcohol and that he confronted Sgt. Reyes at the Police Barracks located behind the San Pedro Police Department. An argument ensued where Stg. Reyes was forced to open fire at officer Sanchez as he was first to draw his gun on him. Neighbors in the area tell us that they were awakened by a series of gun shots that came from the Police Barracks. Officer Sanchez has been confirmed dead. More details as they become available.

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