20year old Youngman arraign for attempted murder of a 15 year old minor whilst in company of gang figure, Shane Bahadur, 33!
by: Anita Nembhard-Flowers
Belize City, Mon. Dec. 14, 2020
Tomorrow will mark a month since a 15-year old was shot whilst in the company of a well-known gang affiliate and today, police say they manage to crack the attempted murder case over the weekend as one youth is charged after finger as the shooter.
He is 20-year-old, Joshua Christopher Martels of Lords Bank area, Ladyville.
This morning Martels was arraign before Magistrate. Stephanie Gillett in Court #3 where he was unrepresented.
Allegations are that on Sunday, November 15, 2020 whilst armed with a firearm he attempted to kill, Christian Ramos, 15 who was socializing in the company of an adult, 33-year-old Shane Bahadur, a well-known gang affiliate of the Ladyville area.
In court, Magistrate Gillett took no plea from Martels and explained to him why and that the offenses he is charged with are indictable matters which will be dealt with at the Supreme Court. She also explained to him that her hands are tied as it relates to bail in the first hence why he was remanded into custody at the Belize Central Prison until February 8, 2020.
The shouting incident occur on Sunday, November 15, 2020, the minor along with Bahadur were at a yard on Perez Street when a male person came out and fired shots at him, injuring the minor.”
It is believe that Bahadur was the intended target but the minor was shot instead. – Christian Ramos was shot in the neck.
According to Superintendent Alejandro Cowo, Head, CIB Belize City said that while they have no knowmedge of the minor having problems with anyone, Bahadur had a dispute with another person from that area and police believe that, that may have been the motive that behind the shooting.
Joshua Christopher Martels is due back in Court #3 on February 8, 2021.