SP police detained three men for weekend stabbing incident
Monday, October 22nd, 2012
Three male suspects have been detained following the stabbing incident of a tourist that occurred in the wee hours of Saturday October 20th. According to San Pedro Police the incident occurred over the weekend in San Pedro Town on Ambergris Caye inside the apartment that the tourist was renting. The victim has since been identified as 30 year old American Film Director, Shawn Patrick Danielly, a guest at a tourist accommodation situated on the beach at Boca del Rio Drive.
According to San Pedro Police at about 4:20AM on above mentioned date, they arrived on the scene at the beachside establishment where police found a Caucasian male person, later identified as Danielly, on the ground and bleeding from the abdomen area. Police investigations revealed that the male persons entered the building and were in the process of stealing several items when a struggled ensued.
During the struggle, police said that one of the young men pulled out a knife and inflected a single stab wound to the left lower area of the abdomen. Because of the commotion, people living in the area were able to notify police who responded shortly after. Police say Danielly was familiar with his attackers since he had been socializing with them for five days during his stay on the island.
San Pedro Police explained that it appears that one of the men gained entrance to the building through a back window and opened the front door for the other two men. Once inside the three were in the process of stealing several items including a laptop, an IPod and a cell phone when they were caught by Danielly.
As a result of injuries received, Danielly was rushed to a private clinic on the island and was later airlifted to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH) in Belize City where he was admitted in a stable condition. Police confirmed to The San Pedro Sun that Danielly has been discharged from the KHMH and is preparing to leave the country. Prompt police action lead to the detention of three male suspects. All three were transported to Queen Street Police Station in Belize City where an identification parade was conducted on Monday afternoon, October 22nd.