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#508649 - 10/28/15 11:03 AM Taxi driver Juan Menjivar shot in broad daylight
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31-year-old taxi driver of San Pedrito Area, Juan Menjivar, finds himself at the Karl Huesner Memorial Hospital in Belize City after sustaining gunshot wounds in an incident that occurred on Tuesday, October 27th. According to official police reports, Menjivar was shot by an unknown male suspect while conducting business operations on Lion Street at the entrance of San Pedrito Area, sustaining three gunshot wounds to the arm and stomach.

Menjivar was quickly transported to the Dr. Otto Rodriguez San Pedro Polyclinic where he received primary care before being transported to the KHMH for intensive care. The incident occurred around 3:47PM and police believe it was a targeted attack. Upon processing the scene, five expended bullet shells and one slug were retrieved from the area. Further reports from witnesses indicate that the attacker made his escape by water vessel which was docked at the end of Crocodile Street on the lagoon side.

Menjivar is no stranger to the San Pedro Police, as he was arrested and charged on July 21, 2014 for the crimes of Drug Trafficking with 1,413 grams of cannabis, discharging a Firearm in Public, Uncustomed Goods and for the possession of over $10,000 believed to be the proceeds of Drug Trafficking.

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San Pedro Cabdriver Shot in Broad Daylight

There was a brazen daylight shooting in San Pedro this afternoon, and it happened right next to the very crowded airstrip. Thirty-one year old taxi-man Juan Menjivar was allegedly at the Maya Island Air luggage section when as many as five shots rang out. Unconfirmed reports are that Menjivar was hit three times to the arms and abdomen, but he managed to make his way to the San Pedro Polyclinic. The shooter allegedly fled the scene and jumped on a jet-ski waiting in the lagoon. Menjivar has been transported to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital for treatment while Police scour the island looking for the gunman. The victim is no stranger to the law. He was arrested and charged in 2014 for drug trafficking and for uncustomed goods after his San Pedrito home was searched. He was also charged for discharging his firearm in public.

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#508669 - 10/29/15 11:07 AM Re: Taxi driver Juan Menjivar shot in broad daylight [Re: Marty]
Marty Offline

San Pedro Daylight Shooting

Also on San Pedro, a taxi man was shot yesterday in broad daylight on a busy street. It happened at 3:25 in the afternoon near Maya Island Air. 31 year old Juan Menjivar was sitting in front of the luggage area when a man rode up on his bicycle, jumped off behind the luggage area, walked up to Menjivar and fired about 6 shots at him. Menjivar was shot to the arm, wrist and abdomen but survived. The gunman then dashed across to a jetty, and escaped in a boat. According to the san Pedro Sun, Menjivar has previously been charged with drug trafficking, discharging a Firearm in Public, Uncustomed Goods and for the possession of over $10,000 believed to be the proceeds of Drug Trafficking.

So, all indications are that this shooting was supposed to be an execution, but it failed. But, even with all that, police couldn’t give much details on this case either.

Sgt. Lenancio Bol - Station Sergeant, San Pedro

"On yesterday's date, which was Tuesday October 27th, 2015; sometime after 3:25 PM, police responded to a shooting incident at the Maya Air terminal in San Pedro Town where they observe a male person of the name Juan Menjivar suffering from what appears to be a gunshot wound. Close observation determine that he had injuries to his left forearm, his right wrist and abdominal area. Initial police investigation reviled that some time about 3:15 PM, Juan Menjivar was standing at the luggage section at Maya Island Air where he was approached by a hispanic male person who rode up on a bicycle and stood about 15 feet away from Juan Menjivar and fired between 5 to 6 shots in his direction."

Courtney Weatherburne

"Was anybody else hurt? Was it crowded?"

Sgt. Lenancio Bol - Station Sergeant, San Pedro

"It was a busy day, it was as routine, people up and down but no one else got any injury during this time."

Courtney Weatherburne

"So now, again I'm sure, I guess you can't get into this but I still have to ask in terms of the motive. What are police making of this incident?"

Sgt. Lenancio Bol - Station Sergeant, San Pedro

"At this specific time, we will finger point any particular motive. We're looking at the shooting at several angles. The investigation is still on going and based on that we will not suggest any particular reason."

Courtney Weatherburne

"And you can't disclose those angles that you are considering?"

Sgt. Lenancio Bol - Station Sergeant, San Pedro

"Not at this time."

Menjivar was taken to the KHMH for treatment and was released today.

Channel 7


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