Police have arrested and charged Christian Espat (22-year-old Belizean, Fisherman of San Pedro), Nigel Williams (25-year-old, Belizean, self employed of San Mateo) and a 16-year-old Belizean minor of San Mateo, jointly for Aggravated Burglary, Attempt Murder, Dangerous Harm and use of deadly means in the case of the shooting of Cliff Kirk on July 5, 2018, in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize.
An update on Kirk was posted on July 7, 2018 at 7:30p.m. indicating that he was transported to Goldson International Airport to be airlifted to John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore Maryland. He was accompanied by his wife Linda Kirk who retired as a Full Colonel from the US Army before moving to Belize. Cliff was stable but is in critical condition.
On July 5, 2018, at about 11:30 a.m., Cliff Kirk, 60-years-old, retired American of 10 1/2 Miles North San Pedro, was walking down his steps when he was approached by four masked male persons; one of the male persons fired a shot at him which caught him to the left side of his head. They thereafter went up the stairs and inside the house where they stole a 9mm pistol, a 12 gauge shotgun and a briefcase with an undisclosed amount of cash. Culprits made their escape on a jet ski. Kirk was transported to Belize City for medical treatment and is listed in a critical condition. Police are investigating.