BELIZE CITY–Two persons, Ellis Meighan, Jr., and a 17-year-old minor, appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann Marie Smith, who arraigned them on attempted murder and related charges this morning.
Police charged the two with the attempted murder of Carlos “Zimbab” Abraham, 43, a reputed “general” of the George Street gang.
No plea was taken from the two accused, because attempted murder is an indictable offense and will be heard in the Supreme Court if the prosecution can make out a prima facie case against Meighan and the minor when the matter comes up for a preliminary inquiry.
In addition to the attempted murder charge, Meighan and the minor are also facing charges of use of deadly means of harm and dangerous harm against Abraham.
The Chief Magistrate remanded Meighan and the minor until January 30, the next date when they are supposed to appear in court.
Carlos “Zimbab” Abraham was shot last Thursday morning, November 20, around 10:00 while he was in his vehicle at a tire shop on Lake View Street, in the heart of the Ghost Town Crips territory – but just a couple blocks from where Abraham grew up with his family.
He reported to police that he saw two persons approaching his vehicle and one of them opened fire with a handgun.
Abraham was shot at multiple times as he sat in his SUV. He was, however, fortunate, that the bullet that struck him in his neck was not fatal.
Abraham was admitted to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH) in a stable condition.
The shooting of “Zimbab” was expected to bring swift retaliation, but Amandala has learned that shortly after the shooting, police rounded up a number of gang-affiliated men from the two rival gangs, in an effort to maintain the peace in Belize City.