Police Constable Jose Valerio Shot in Caye Caulker

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

A police officer attached to the Caye Caulker Police Station was shot shortly after 5PM today Monday, April 2nd was shot by a civilian who remains at large. According to multiple police sources, Valerio was shot in the head in the Bahia del Sol area in the southern part of the village near the airstrip.

Information is still sketchy at this time but The San Pedro Sun understands that sometime last night, a male person was being detained for having a firearm. The person, while being taken to the station, managed to escape. It appears that while the police in Caye Caulker were on a man hunt for the person, Valerio was shot by the same person they were searching for. A seriously injured Valerio was airlifted to Belize City where he remains hospitalized.

A team of law enforcement officers, including members of the Belize Defense Force, were dispatched to Caye Caulker Village where a vigorous manhunt for the armed civilian is being coordinated.


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