BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Apr. 26, 2018– Kemmar Edgar Wade, 27, of Belize City, died after an unknown gunman shot him in the back of the head, in the left upper rib cage, and in the left forearm.
Wade, who was employed at the Philip Goldson International Airport, was reportedly driving on St. Jude Street at about 11:00 last night when he was shot by an unknown person or persons.
After being shot, Wade appeared to have stepped on the gas and drove immediately to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital, where he crashed into the sidewalk near the security booth when he was trying to go into the parking lot.
After crashing, he slumped over the steering wheel.
People in the area immediately rushed to the car to help him, believing that he was injured due to the crash, but when a doctor checked him, he found that Wade had been shot. He was rushed into the hospital’s emergency ward, but he was already dead.
During the weekly police press brief held this morning at the Raccoon Street Police Station, Inspector Wilfred Ferufino, Deputy Commander of Crimes Investigation, said that there has not been an arrest as yet, and they do not know of a motive for the shooting.
Police and the churches have been collaborating to reduce the crime rate in the city. In this new initiative, priests and pastors are going into high-crimes areas, along with police. The clergymen pray with residents of the community, including criminals, asking the Almighty to bless them and give them the grace to desist from violent behaviour and live peacefully with others in their community.