By: Marion Ali
Veteran cyclist, Ernest “Dangalang” Thurton, 41, was shot dead shortly after 4 p.m. on Monday in the Junesville area, Lake Independence Division, Belize City. Thurton’s killers pounced on him while he stopped briefly to check on a house that he was taking care of for an aunt while on an errand as a messenger with San Cas Company.
Based on initial reports, Thurton tried to run but his killer fired a shot that struck him in the left side and he fell under a coconut tree where he died.
While the motive is thought to be robbery, the police are scheduled to brief the press this afternoon on details of their investigation into this incident.
Thurton, a father of six, was reportedly making plans to get married this year. He was a member Santinos Cycling team.