There was a murder in Belize City on Sunday. The victim has been identified as 30 year old Belize City resident Jason James Bellencio . Bellencio was shot shortly before 6 p.m. as he walked on Lovely Lane in Belize City . He was shot multiple times, with several bullet wounds to his head and back. Today, police told the media what they found when they arrived at the scene on Sunday evening.
Wilfredo Ferrufino, Crimes Investigation Branch: On arrival, police discovered the body of a Creole male person lying on the street on Lovely Lane, He was identified to be that of Jason Belencio, 30 year old labourer of Barrack Road. He was seen with multiple gunshots to the head and body and was deceased on the scene. We have one person detained in regards to that investigation and as far as police know, at this point Mr. Belencio was walking on Lovely lane heading to another address when he was approached by a gunman who fired the shots, and those shots were fatal.
Police say they don’t have any information to suggest that Bellencio was a part of any gang and he had no police record. However, they believe he was the intended target. Police say they have one person detained and are looking for another individual.