In unfortunate news, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye has its first death case of the year as an assailant of an attempted robbery was shot dead. The attempted robbery took place on Marina Drive on the south side of San Pedro, just beyond the DFC neighborhood. Reports indicate that the assailant opened fire on the victim, who then returned fire and fatally shot his would be robber.
According to the Police Report, on Sunday, January 19, 2014, at about 11:50p.m., 24 year old, Kirian Azueta, of San Pedro Town visited the station and reported that sometime around 10:15p.m. he arrived home on his golf cart at his gate and upon getting off to open the gate he was approached by two male persons.
The report stated that one of the assailants was dressed in a black 'hood-type' sweater with markings “TEXAS TECH” on the front, a black warm hat over his face, a rag over his mouth and a green (or grey) silky pants. He was of fair complexion and armed with a black 9mm pistol. The second assailant came out of the bushes unarmed and was dressed in a white ‘hoody-type’ sweater with a rag over his mouth.
The male assailant with the black “hoody” then reportedly pointed the gun at Azueta’s face and told him not to move and not to reach for his gun. At the same time, the assailant fired a shot at him but missed. Azueta reportedly returned fire in self defense and managed to inflict three gunshot wounds to his armed assailant who managed to escape after falling to the ground. The second assailant in the white hoody also then ran into the bushes. Kirian Azueta then ran to his neighbor’s house and called the police. Kirian's family confirmed to Ambergris Today that his fire arm is licensed.
Police retrieved from the scene (1) black “hoody” type sweater with markings "TEXAS TECH" on the front and (1) black warm hat. They managed to detain a 44-year-old man of the San Juan Area. On Monday, January 20, 2014, at about 8:00am, a body was found in the DFC area in San Pedro that matches the description of the robber. The body was identified as that of Michael Wallace that was transported to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital for a post mortem. Police continue their investigations and more will be posted as details become available.
Kirian Azueta (in blue) and his father at the San Pedro Police Station delivering his report