SAN PEDRO TOWN, BELIZE. (THECOUNT) — Jasmine Ashcroft, the daughter-in-law of Belize billionaire Lord Michael Ashcroft, has been taken into custody pending the investigation into the shooting death of Superintendent Henry Jemmott.
Jasmine Ashcroft, a San Pedro Town resident, was reportedly socializing on the dock near the beach when Ashcroft was shot dead. She was later found with “blood on her clothes and hands,” according to breakingbelizenews.
Officials say, contrary to comments on social media, police do not believe law enforcement personnel are under attack and rather, the situation seems to have been an isolated personal situation.
“We will see where the investigation leads us,” Commissioner of Police, Chester Williams said Friday.
In addition, Williams said that Ashcroft is not cooperating with police and requested an attorney present before any statement is given.
Williams also confirmed that Ashcroft was found with blood on her clothes and hands. Jemmott’s service firearm was also recovered from the scene along with his body from the water nearby the dock.
Geo quick facts: San Pedro Town is in the south part of Ambergris Caye, in northern Belize. Its sandy streets are lined with wooden houses, seafood restaurants and beach bars. Hol Chan Marine Reserve is a channel in an offshore reef. It features dive sites with parrotfish and moray eels, plus nurse sharks and stingrays at Shark Ray Alley. To the north, Bacalar Chico National Park protects wildlife and the Chac Balam Mayan ruins – wikipedia.