Parks’ girlfriend alleges that Bennett fired at her too
INDEPENDENCE, Stann Creek District, Wed. Jan. 22, 2020– Shane Bennett, 38, a laborer of Independence, is on the run from Independence law enforcement, who are seeking him in connection with the shooting of his former friend, Anthony Parks, 37, that occurred at about 6:45 this morning at Parks’ house in Independence.
Police said that Parks was in his house when someone came up and called his name, and when he opened the door to see who was calling him, he saw his friend, who then shot him multiple times.
Parks’ girlfriend, who was at home and was alarmed by the gunshots, came out to see what was happening. She saw the shooter, whom she also knew. She got two bottles and threw them at the shooter, who retaliated by allegedly firing at her, but luckily, she was not hit, and the gunman then rode away.
In speaking to the media, the girlfriend said that the shooter, identified by Commissioner of Police Chester Williams as Shane Bennett, was a frequent visitor to Parks’ home, but there was a disagreement between them, and Bennett threatened to kill her boyfriend.
The girlfriend said that she is not sure what caused the fallout, but Compol Williams said that the fallout between the friends was over drugs.
Parks was shot in the back, leg, shoulder and chest, and was rushed in a critical condition to the Independence Polyclinic, where he was given initial treatment, after which he was rushed to the Southern Regional Hospital.
Compol Williams said that Bennett is well-known to them.
Feature photo: Shane Bennett