Man shot in his home

POSTED: 11/4/13 2:50 AM

St. Maarten – A man was shot in his home last Saturday around 4:15 am in Mariana Estate. Several police patrols, detectives, and paramedics were sent to investigate. Officers found the 25-year-old victim lying on the floor of his apartment. He was bleeding from two gunshot wounds, one to his lower right arm and one to his abdomen.

The victim said that he was shot by a Jamaican man he knew. He was treated on the scene by paramedics and then transported to the Sint Maarten Medical Center for further treatment. The Forensic Department arrived on the scene to carry out a crime scene investigation.

After a day of intense investigation, the suspect in this case, a 23- year-man from Jamaica, was arrested. The arrest was carried out without any resistance. Three other undocumented Jamaicans were arrested. They were taken to the Philipsburg police station and handed over to the Immigration Department.

The medical condition of the victim is quite serious and he was flown out to the Dominican Republic for further treatment. The investigation into this case is ongoing.




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