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Mar 1, 2016

Would-be Robber Turns Weapon on WPC Caliz

Jamal Jackson is no stranger to the Police. He was charged for the 2010 stabbing murder of a security guard at the Belize Biltmore Plaza but was acquitted in 2015 after the witness recanted his statement to Police. According to a release issued by the G.S.U. today officers responded to reports of the shooting and found blood on Prince Street, along with a shirt and pants believed to have been used by the suspects in the shooting. They then followed the blood trail to the corner of Kraal Road and South Creek where they caught up with Jackson who was bleeding from a cut to his right foot. The GSU then returned with Jackson to Prince Street and claim that they discovered a Glock 9mm pistol with nine live rounds of ammo after extensive searches in that area. While quick response led to a quick arrest, the bold robbery in downtown Belize City is cause for concern.

 

ACP Chester Williams, Commander, Eastern Division South

ACP Chester Williams

“As law enforcement officers tasked with the responsibility of ensuring the security of persons, we are concerned and we will continue to maintain our vigilance on Albert Street and other parts of Belize City where we believe incidents of such nature may occur. We know that we are not in a position to be able to stop all crime from occurring and yes when it hits so close to home we will become concerned as we are, and I want to say to the public that the Police Department is doing its utmost best to ensure that law and order continue to be maintained on Southside Belize City as well as other parts of the country. It is our primary duty to ensure that people feel safe and will continue to discharge those functions. Yes from time to time incidents will occur but when it does I ask that we be judged on how we respond to those incidents and I believe the efforts of the Police last night in dealing with that situation must be commended particularly that of the officer who pursued this individual and the GSU who subsequently caught the person and recovered the firearm that we believe was used in the incident.”

 

Police are hunting for Jackson’s accomplice and expect to have him in custody soon.

 

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