Belize City Man Says Police Shot Him in the Groin

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Fifty-two-year-old Belize City resident Vince Martinez says he was shot by police. It happened on Sunday, May twelfth at his house on Far West Street. According to Martinez, he was out socializing and drinking with some friends when he decided to head home after he heard the news of the robbery gone wrong on Albert Street that morning. When he got home, Martinez got into a heated argument with his girlfriend who called the police. Two officers arrived, one of which shot Martinez in his groin with a rubber bullet. The shot caused an injury which doctors at the K.H.M.H. classified as wounding. A furious Martinez who says that the officer used unnecessary force visited our studios to tell his side of the story.

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