An artist from Dangriga punta was allegedly killed by a minor
Famous rock artist Dangriga punta, Robert “Culu” Coote, was reportedly killed by a 17-year-old man.
By Charles Gladen
DANGRIGA, Stann Creek District, Wed 15th Jun 2022
Robert Michael Coote, a well-known punta rock artist and fisherman from the town of Dangriga in the Stann Creek District, was shot dead Monday night on St. Vincent Street in Dangriga, and there are reports that the person who was detained for the shooting is a 17-year-old minor.
According to initial police reports, Coote, also known as ‘Culu’ or ‘Kunku Man’, was standing outside a Chinese gambling establishment around 7.45am on Monday evening when he was approached by a man who fired several shots. bullets in his direction. No less than 9 of these bullets wounded Coote (who would have been known as a “mediator” in his family) in the chest, arm, pelvic region and legs.
Coote was taken to Southern Regional Hospital for treatment, but succumbed to his injuries a short time later.
At the scene, investigators found seven spent 9mm shells and four fragments.
Shortly after the shooting, police apprehended a 17-year-old minor who they believe was the alleged trigger and who, at the time he was arrested by police, was carrying a 9mm pistol which police say is the murder weapon.