Headline — 08 January 2013 — by Albert J. Ciego
Marlon “Lippo” Harris shot dead at Mile 2, GP Highway

Two more shot in beginning of New Year

The family of Marlon Harris, 33, of a Lake I address, is preparing to bury him after he was shot to death in his car near Mile 2 on the George Price Highway at about 8:30 p.m. on Saturday.

When the murderous shooting erupted, residents of the area called police, who went to the area and saw a dark green four-door Toyota Corolla car, L/P-BC-C-4096, in a ditch on the right side of the highway, near to Belize City.

Police observed five bullet holes in the driver’s side door, and when they opened the door, they found the body of Marlon Danny Harris, also known as “Lippo,” behind the steering wheel with six gunshot wounds to the abdomen and chest.

Harris was taken to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital, where he was declared dead on arrival.

Police said that their initial investigations revealed that about 8:25 that Saturday evening, Harris was driving his car on the road towards the Fabers Road junction with the highway, when in front of the Sans Foam Factory, a gunman or gunmen opened fire at him. The bullets went through the car and hit him multiple times.

No one has yet been arrested.

Police said that Harris was no stranger to law enforcement, and his death could have been due to past beefs.

His common-law wife told Amandala that she is devastated by the death. She said that he was loving to his family. He was more than her common-law husband, she said; he also was her best friend. She could tell him anything, and he understood.

She said that on Saturday, he was very happy and had not indicated to her that his life was in danger. She was at home that evening when she got a call that he had been shot.

A short while later, his friend came and told her the bad news. She went with him to the area and saw him. He was already dead.

She said she would leave everything to God, and urges the gunmen to put down their guns and stop the violence, because children are now being left without fathers.

His mother-in-law said that about two weeks ago, he took the whole family and treated them to ice cream, and those who did not want ice cream were treated to other goodies. She said that that was the kind of person he was.

Marlon “Lippo” Harris is also survived by his two children, Dannylee and Jaylen Harris.

His uncle, Kareem Harris, was also shot to death five years ago; he was shot five times to the chest.

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