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Child playing with loaded gun shot dead in San Pedro #531028
06/18/18 12:22 PM
06/18/18 12:22 PM
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Police have confirmed the death of a 6-year-old female in the DFC area of San Pedro Town. Police continue at the scene investigating the tragic incident, which apparently occurred in an accidental shooting. We will have more on this as information is made available.

San Pedro Sun

Re: Child playing with loaded gun shot dead in San Pedro [Re: Marty] #531032
06/18/18 04:37 PM
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That is shocking and awful news My condolences to the family.

Re: Child playing with loaded gun shot dead in San Pedro [Re: Marty] #531035
06/19/18 05:57 AM
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One person detained in shooting death of 6-year-old Daisy Acevedo

Unofficial reports are that one man has been detained in connection to the tragic death of 6-year-old Daisy Emily Acevedo. The Belizean student of DFC Area in San Pedro Town lost her life in a gunshot incident around 7:40AM on Monday, June 18th. The child received gunshot injuries to her neck and partial amputation of her right index and middle finger.

Residents of the area say they heard one gunshot. “I was getting my children ready for school when I heard a gunshot,” said one neighbor. “When I came outside I saw the commotion happening outside their house and heard the little girl got shot.”

Residents of the area say they heard one gunshot. “I was getting my children ready for school when I heard a gunshot,” said one neighbor. “When I came outside I saw the commotion happening outside their house and heard the little girl got shot.”

Click here to read the rest of the article and see more photos in the San Pedro Sun



6 Year Old Killed By Brother In Accidental Shooting

Tonight, a San Pedro Town family is in mourning following the accidental shooting of 6-year-old Daisy Acevedo by her 11-year-old brother. The little girl was shot in the neck and died shortly after. We went out to San Pedro this morning looking for answers.

Alex Courtenay reporting
6 year old Daisy Emily Acevedo lived in this San Pedro home with her mother, siblings and stepfather, Shamir Myvett. She and her 11 year old brother were getting ready for school as usual when the young boy somehow got a hold of Myvett's 9mm pistol and accidentally fired it. A single shot hit Daisy, who unfortunately succumbed to her injuries while receiving treatment.

ACP Joseph Myvette - Head, NCIB
"San Pedro Police responded to the San Pedro Polyclinic where they observed the lifeless body of a female child with apparent gunshot injuries to the neck area. Police have since detained one person in regards to this investigation, which is on going. One licensed, 9mm pistol has also been retrieved by the police pending this investigations."

Myvett, who only got his licensed gun last month, claims that the firearm was properly locked away. He has been detained and police are questioning him, to try to figure out how a child was able to access it.

ACP Joseph Myvette - Head, NCIB
"From our investigations the police is being told that the gun was locked up inside a drawer in the home."

Reporter
"So it could not be determined whether or not the child was playing with the gun or whether it was someone else mistakenly shot the baby?"

ACP Joseph Myvette - Head, NCIB
"No not at this time, but the officers are canvassing the area as well as speaking to the person in custody."

While police are determining if Myvette should be charged with manslaughter or causing death by careless conduct, the 11 year old is currently receiving counseling to get him through this traumatic experience.

Myvett remains detained tonight, and his case file has been submitted to a legal adviser to determine what if any charge will be brought.

Channel 7


Re: Child playing with loaded gun shot dead in San Pedro [Re: Marty] #531041
06/19/18 08:00 AM
06/19/18 08:00 AM
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Just horrible. I wonder what the ratio is between illegal and licensed guns being used to protect innocent victims of crime vs. being used against innocent citizens in the act of a crime. Or a horrible situation like this. Heartbreaking.


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Re: Child playing with loaded gun shot dead in San Pedro [Re: Marty] #531048
06/20/18 06:07 AM
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Shamir Myvett charged in shooting death of 6-year-old Daisy Acevedo

On June 19th, San Pedro Police officially charged Shamir O’Neal Myvett, 30, for the crime of ‘Causing Death by Careless Conduct’ in connection to the tragic death of 6-year-old Daisy Emily Acevedo. The Belizean student of DFC Area in San Pedro Town lost her life in a gunshot incident around 7:40AM on Monday, June 18th. The child received gunshot injuries to her neck and partial amputation of her right index and middle finger.

Click here to read the rest of the article and see more photos in the San Pedro Sun



6 Year Old Accidentally Shot and Killed; Stepfather Charged For Causing Death

Tragedy hit San Pedro when 6 year old Daisy Acevedo was killed by her 9 year old brother - who accidentally fired his stepfather's gun. Tonight, that stepfather Shamir Myvette has been criminally charged for causing death by careless conduct. Though he was not at home at the time - police say that his careless actions allowed his stepson to find his gun and start playing with it. Around 7:15 am, the boy accidentally shot his sister in the neck at their home in the DFC area. She was rushed to the town's clinic where she died at 7:45 while Doctors were trying to stabilize her.

Myvett - who just got a license for the Glock 19 pistol last month - was immediately detained. Police briefly considered charging him for manslaughter by negligence, but ultimately decided on causing death by careless conduct. Myvett told police he had the gun locked in a draw.

He is expected to be arraigned tomorrow.

Channel 7



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