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Drive by Shooter is Arraigned for Sunday Night’s Gun Violence

May 22, 2019

Drive by Shooter is Arraigned for Sunday Night’s Gun Violence

One of two motorcycle drive-by shooters was arraigned before Senior Magistrate Tricia Pitts-Anderson today for Sunday night’s armed attack on Pelican Street. Tareek Smith is charged with six counts: two each for attempted murder and use of deadly means of harm, as well as dangerous harm and wounding. His accomplice remains at large. Smith, a stevedore of Raccoon Street Extension, appeared in court with his attorney, Ronell Gonzalez after he was arrested for the shooting of Jamaal Palacio and Justin Stuart. Stuart remains hospitalized at the K.H.M.H. in a critical condition. On Sunday night, the victims were standing in front of Palacio’s residence on Pelican Street when two persons on a motorcycle rode up to them and one of the men unleashed a barrage of bullets in their direction. In court, no plea was taken from the accused shooter, bail was not offered and he was remanded to the Belize Central Prison until July twenty-third, 2019.

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