By Charles Gladden
BELIZE CITY, Mon. June 27, 2022
Police are searching for one person who they believe is responsible for the fatal shooting of 26-year-old Jordan Bradley, a resident of 4th Street in the Kings Park area of Belize City, who lost his life when two gunmen fired at him while he was playing checkers with friends in a yard on 11th Street in Kings Park.
Reports have indicated that Bradley was at #9 11th Street playing checkers, a game that he loved, when a white Dodge Caravan came from the direction of I Street onto 11th Street and went around the block before returning. Upon the van’s return, two gunmen exited the vehicle and sprayed bullets in the direction of the group of men in the yard, and while the others escaped injury, Bradley was fatally wounded.
According to the communications director of the Belize Police Department, ASP Fitzroy Yearwood, the police are searching for a person of interest who they believe is responsible for the murder of Bradley.
Currently, the motive for the murder of Bradley remains a mystery for the Police Department, since they are doubtful that he was the intended target.
“Whether or not you were the intended target, you ended up being that target, and yes, while I want to sway away from the actual fact, Mr. Bradley lost his life due to the location that he was at that time. Whether or not the other persons that were playing checkers with him, that would be determined after our investigators have established [a] motive,” ASP Yearwood told reporters.
Police are also trying to determine whether the murder of 26-year-old Jeffery Buller which took place on June 18 on 6th Street in the Kings Park area and Bradley’s murder are related.
“I cannot say definitely that we’re not looking at it, but we are examining several angles, and we hope that this person that we are looking for could bring some form of closure to this investigation, and we are very hopeful to find this person still. I believe that this person is still in Belize,” ASP Yearwood said.