Man killed in Dutch Quarter

POSTED: 06/8/14 11:56 PM

St. Maarten – A fight between two men that went out of control cost a young man identified as A.H.D. in Quarter his life yesterday morning shortly before 10 a.m. The Public Prosecutor’s Office was informed about the incident around 11.30 a.m.

The fight between the two men took place in the center of Dutch Quarter, on Manilla Drive.

When the police arrived, the victim was not showing signs of life anymore. Officers secured the crime scene and obtained a description of the possible suspect from bystanders. Police arrested him shortly afterwards. Prosecutor Maarten Noordzij confirmed the suspect’s identity as F.J.

The prosecutor declined to comment on the circumstances that led to the victim’s death, because the investigation was yesterday in full swing with the interrogation of witnesses and the suspect.

Police have confiscated the body for autopsy. The detective department is investigating the case.

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