BELIZE CITY, Tues. Sept. 8, 2015–This afternoon Belize City police escorted a 17-year-old minor to the Belize Family Court, where he was arraigned on a charge of murder in connection with the shooting death of Amandala reporter Kareem Clarke.
No plea was taken from the minor, who was remanded to the Wagner’s Youth Facility, located on the compound of the Belize Central Prison.
The minor, who police say is known to them, is scheduled to return to court on October 28.
On the morning of July 6, Kareem Jabbor Clarke, 27, was cold-bloodedly gunned down as he rode his bicycle on Vernon Street.
The killer, who apparently “lay-waited” Clarke, pumped several shots into his body as he rode his bicycle at the corner of Vernon and Lakeview Streets. Clarke was returning to his New Road home after visiting a friend in the Mayflower Street area.
Clarke sustained gunshot wounds to the left side of the forehead, back of the head, abdomen, right upper back and middle of the back. He died on the spot. Police reported that they recovered eight 9mm expended shells from the murder scene.
Days after Clarke was murdered, police had detained a minor, but he was eventually released.
KREMANDALA has offered a $4,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of Kareem Clarke’s killer.