Roommates, new updates were released regarding the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse yesterday in Port-au-Prince. According to The New York Times, Haitian authorities have caught the suspected assassins responsible for the killing. Two of those involved have been arrested, and the police have killed four following a shootout. One of the six suspects has been identified as a U.S. citizen, and reports say that he is a Haitian- American. In addition, there may be one more U.S. citizen involved in the assassination.
Police Chief Léon Charles said in a press conference that three police officers who were held hostage were freed. “The police are engaged in a battle with the assailants,” he said while noting that the authorities were still in pursuit of some suspects. “We are pursuing them so that, in a gunfight, they meet their fate or in a gunfight they die, or we apprehend them.”
Chief Charles also explained that five vehicles might have been used in the attack, and some have been seized. As civilians in Haiti react to the news, some of them have burned the vehicles, which Chief Charles said has made it impossible for the police to gather evidence as they investigate.
While more information is revealed, Carl Henry Destin, a Haitian judge, reported to Nouvelliste, a local Port-au-Prince newspaper, that the assailants were dressed as U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents, when they ambushed President Moïse’s home yesterday, where they killed him and shot his wife first lady Martine Moïse.
Currently, Martine Moïse is undergoing treatment at a hospital in southern Florida. The interim Prime Minister, Mr. Joseph, said she was out of danger and in stable condition at Ryder Trauma Center in Miami.
Roommates, let’s continue to pray for Haiti!
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