James Swan II executed in Corozal

Corozal police are yet to establish a motive for the execution-style murder of James Swan Jr. in Corozal Town last Sunday night, August 5.

Swan died almost immediately after he was shot twice in the head and three times in his chest and torso; as he stood talking to Ajay Bajay, 38, in front of Deng’s Supermarket, on Seventh Avenue.

Swan was the son of the well-known James “Raindrops” Swan Sr. He lives in an area of Burrel Boom known as Fresh Pond.

According to police, the hitman apparently waited in ambush for Swan, coming from behind a fence near the supermarket and firing several shots as he approached.

Bajay was also injured in his right hand and left foot, for which he was treated and released from the hospital.

Police say that Bajay is a person of interest in their investigation of Swan’s murder.

Scenes of Crimes technicians reportedly recovered 10 expended 9mm shells from the scene.

In 2000, Swan was accused of a shooting incident involving Alfred Conorquie. In 2005, he was one of several persons in a vehicle in which an unlicensed gun was found.

In  February 2006, Swan was inside a vehicle with four others, three of whom were injured  when gunmen shot at the vehicle on Dean Street, Belize City.

In May 2006, Swan was charged for Tyrone Felix’s murder at the corner of Gill Street and Faber’s Road on Mother’s Day. It was alleged that Swan’s vehicle was seen fleeing the scene.

But the case fell apart for lack of eye-witness testimony.

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