Cyril Jones gunned down in San Pedrito Area, San Pedro Town
A family in the San Pedrito Area is grappling for answers following the murder of their beloved 37-year-old Cyril Jones, who was gunned down at his house on Tuesday, November 13th. The incident reportedly took place shortly after 7PM, when police responded to reports of a shooting in the San Pedrito Area.
The deceased’s wife, Imel Jones, revealed to police that her husband was at home with his family when someone whistled from outside. Jones went to the door and peeped outside to see who it was. Suddenly a loud bang was heard, and Jones fell to the floor with a gunshot wound to his face.
Neighbours shared that they heard around six to seven shots, and at some point even thought they were firecrackers. They remember Jones as a peaceful and fun person, who did not seem to have problems with anyone in the vicinity.
Jones leaves behind his beloved wife and two young daughters.
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Murder in San Pedro; BWS Employee is Executed
A thirty-seven-year-old San Pedro resident was executed on the veranda of his home on the island town. Cyril Jones was shot in the face on Tuesday night around seven-thirty when a gunman opened fire on him. Even before the gunman fled the scene, he pointed his weapon on another resident, who tonight is in fear of his life. But did Jones know his killer? Police said that the person called out for him before he was mortally wounded. Jones was transported to the San Pedro Polyclinic where he was pronounced dead. News Five’s Duane Moody was in San Pedro today and files this report.
Duane Moody, Reporting
Around seven-thirty on Tuesday night, shots rang out in the San Pedrito area of the island town of San Pedro. Thirty-seven-year-old Cyril Jones, an employee of Belize Water Services Limited, was gunned down at his home in a well-known hotspot on the island. Police arrived minutes later to find Jones motionless with a gunshot wound to the face.
Chester Williams, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Operations)
“Sometime after eight p.m. thereabout last night, San Pedro police were called to the San Pedrito area, responding to information of shots being fired. Upon arrival, they saw the lifeless body of one Cyril Jones. It was lying on the ground motionless at his home with what appeared to be gunshot wound to the head. He was transported to the San Pedro Polyclinic where he was pronounced dead on arrival by the doctor out there.”
According to police, Jones was inside his two-storey concrete house when someone whistled outside. He emerged only to find himself staring down the barrel of a firearm, as residents say a gunman on a motorcycle took aim at their unsuspecting neighbour. Before the gunman fled the scene, he trained his weapon towards a witness, whose life has since been threatened. It is not known what could have triggered the murder, but Deputy Commissioner Chester Williams confirmed today that four persons have since been detained in connection with this latest homicide.
“At this time, we are not able to establish a motive, but the investigation is still in its infancy stage and I am sure that the officers out there will do their utmost best to find those persons who are responsible for this latest murder in San Pedro.”