Youth, 19, involved in shoot-out with cops now charged with attempted murder

Lloyd Parchue, 19, was  remanded to prison Monday, October 29, for allegedly trying to kill two police officers during a police chase that followed last Friday’s robbery at Moon Grocery.

Parchue is accused of firing shots at Corporal Renald Bruhier and Police Constable Emilio Ack on Sun Dial Avenue in the West Landivar area.

He, along with a 15-year-old boy who has since been remanded to  the Belize Youth Hostel, was also charged with  armed robbery.

Both of them  pleaded not guilty to the robbery charge.

The owner of Moon Grocery reported to police that around 1:40  last Friday afternoon  she and her two daughters were in the store when two dark complexioned men and a light-skinned man entered.

One of the men pulled out a handgun and held her up, while the other two stole $2,400 from the cash register.

The men also took a Smart flip phone from one of her daughters and an I-Phone 4, valued at $1,500.

The Police responded quickly and eventually caught Parchue and the boy in the mangrove swamps in the University of Belize compound, after an exchange of gunfire.

In court, Parchue complained to Senior Magistrate Sharon Frazer that the police had beat him so severely that he was suffering from chest pain

Magistrate Frazer ordered the police to take Parchue to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital for an assessment and  before taking him to jail.

Comments are closed.