BELIZE CITY, Fri. Aug. 21, 2020– A wanted poster had been issued in January, 2020, for the arrest of Dennis Lamb, 19, of Holy Emmanuel Street, for robbery, burglary and escaping from lawful custody.
At about 9:30 tonight, however, Dennis Lamb was shot dead during another robbery. His body is now in the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital morgue.
The attempted robbery and shooting incident occurred in front of a yard on Eleanor Usher Street in the Gungulung area of Lake Independence.
A man told police that he had just brought home his friend on his motorcycle. While sitting on his motorbike in front of his friend’s yard, he took out his phone to make a call.
A thief, however, came up and pointed a gun at the man and demanded money.
The man told police that he immediately reacted and was able to grab his assailant and slap the gun from him. The man then pulled out his licensed 9mm pistol and fired quick shots at the robber, which hit him.
Police said that on their arrival on Eleanor Usher Street, they saw Dennis Lamb, the wanted burglar/robber, lying on the ground with gunshot wounds in his chest and abdomen. He was rushed to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital, where he was declared dead on arrival.
Police are still investigating the matter.