Tonight, police say this man, Allen Russell Felix, known as "Dhadi" is wanted for the murder of Mario Guerrero at his home in Sunset Park.
Felix is believed to be the man captured on security camera beating Guerrero repeatedly with a barstool right in the driveway of the 64 year old's home.
That happened at 5:00 am on Sunday morning. Sahar Vasquez tells us that what ended up as murder - started off as a night of socializing:...
Sahar Vasquez reporting
Three different surveillance videos piece together the last five hours of Mario Guerrero's life. It seems the boat captain was killed by someone he was familiar with.
It all started at the Lion King bar in Belize City. Their cameras capture Guerrero, two men, and a woman drinking and playing pool at the popular night spot around 1:30 am. These were not random people Guerrero just met. They lived two streets away from him in the Sunset Park community. Reports say Guerrero would sometimes give the couple rides into the city.
At about 3:30 am the group of four left the Lion King and went to the Princess Ramada. The footage there shows the crew arriving but they did not stay long because the lobby and club were both closed so they went to Guerrero's home in Sunset Park.
They reached about 4:30 am. They all spent about half an hour inside. It seems Guerrero and the two men were going to leave. They went outside while the woman Ann Bradley says she was sleeping inside. Surveillance then captures Guerrero and one of the men reportedly Allen Felix having an exchange that seemed to have left Felix visibly upset.
The two then went under the tent in his yard to sit and continued to converse. That is when Guerrero met his demise. Footage shows a man appearing to be Felix punch Guerrero, then grabbing a frying pan and hitting the 64-year-old with it. The pan handle broke and Guerrero bent down to pick it up and that is when his attacker grabbed a bar stool and struck him in the head. Guerrero fell to the ground but his attacker did not stop. He continued to bludgeon Guerrero - reportedly more than two dozen times - even after he appeared dead. Reports say after this they tried, but failed, to steal his vehicle.
Tonight, police say Allen Felix is wanted for murder - while Ann Bradley is in custody.
Guerrero was killed at just after 5:00 on Sunday morning - but his body was not found until around 9:00 that night when his family couldn't reach him by phone.
Allen Felix is 40 year old, five foot eight and of medium build. Anyone seeing him or knowing his whereabouts is asked to call 911, or the nearest police station, or if you want to remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers at 0-800-922-TIPS.
Information to our newsroom is that the second male suspect was caught about half an hour ago at his home on West Street in Belize City.
So, only Felix remains at large. Again, he is a resident of Sunset Park. Police have confirmed that his girlfriend who lived with him, Ann Bradley is in custody. Our information says that she has given police a statement saying that she was intoxicated and fell asleep inside Guerrero's house. She was awakened by the other man in their party to come out and see what was happening. She told police that when she got outside she saw Felix still hitting an already dead Guerrerro with one leg of the barstool. That other man - whose name police have not released - but which is on a flyer that's being widely circulated - is being sought by police tonight. He is believed to be hiding out on an island off the coast.
Mario Guerrero is the brother of Raineldo Guerrero, President of the Belize Tourism Industry Association (BTIA) and a distant cousin of San Pedro’s Mayor Daniel Guerrero.
Businessman Mario Guerrero found dead in Belize City
Belizean businessman 64-year-old Mario Guerrero, with family ties in San Pedro Town, was beaten to death in his backyard over the weekend. His lifeless body was found on Sunday, March 25th, and Police are now looking for two men, who apparently were seen socializing with Guerrero the day before.
The official police report indicates that on Sunday at 9:30PM police visited #1234, Sunset Park, where Guerrero lived and upon arrival they saw his motionless body, lying face down under a tent with injuries to the head. Guerrero’s death is being treated as a murder after a broken stool was found which is believed to have been used to cause the deadly injuries to his head.