BELIZE CITY, Wed. July 31, 2019– A resident of Maxborough, located in Sandhill Village, appeared in the Magistrate’s Court this morning and was arraigned on charges of attempted murder, use of deadly means of harm and dangerous harm.
No plea was taken from Kareem Harvey, 25, due to the nature of the offences, which allegedly occurred on June 3.
After reading the three charges to him, Senior Magistrate, Tricia Pitts-Anderson explained to Harvey that her court could not offer him bail because the offenses were allegedly committed with a firearm and that precludes the court from granting him bail.
The virtual complainant, Jordan Murillo, 21, a construction worker and resident of Mile 16 on the Philip Goldson Highway, reported to police that on June 3, 2019, he was riding his bicycle on the highway, heading in the direction of Crooked Tree Village, when he saw a man who was dressed in black knee-length pants and a black long-sleeved shirt with a “hoodie” that was pulled over his forehead.
Murillo told police that he recognized the man as Kareem Harvey, someone whom he knows. He said that Harvey pulled out what appeared to be a firearm and pointed it at him.
Murillo said he heard the sound of the gun as Harvey pulled the trigger, and he saw sparks as the bullet came out of the gun. The bullet missed him and he turned around and tried to escape from Harvey by running in the direction of his house, which was in the opposite direction from the direction in which he had been riding.
Murillo said that Harvey fired again and a bullet hit him, and he fell down. According to court documents, Harvey then “went over him and fired the gun again, but he missed.”
Murillo suffered a gunshot injury to his right arm; he received treatment for his wound at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital, after which he was released.
Scenes of crime technicians processed the area where the shooting occurred and recovered 6 expended 9mm shell casings.
Harvey asked the Magistrate if he must apply to the Supreme Court for bail, or if he would get bail after 90 days.
Magistrate Anderson told him that he should apply to the Supreme Court if he can, because that would keep him from being in prison for 90 days.
Harvey is due back in court on September 30.