What we know thus far about the assassination of Haiti’s president

On July 7, armed gunmen attacked Haiti president JovenelMose’s private apartment in the capital, Port-au-Prince, and assassinated him.

What went wrong?

On Wednesday, July 7, a squad of gunmen broke into President Mose’s

They fired 12 shots at the Haitian president and assassination him. home in the Pelerinneighbourhood at 01:00 local time (05:00 GMT).

MrMose was discovered on his back with his shirt saturated in blood and his left eye gouged out, according to a magistrate. He was shot in the forehead and numerous times in the torso. He passed away on the spot.

Martine Mose, the First Lady, was also shot but survived. She was transported to Florida in the United States and is claimed to be in good health.

JomarlieMose, the couple’s adult daughter, hid in her brother’s room and was unharmed. Officials said she and her two brothers are in “secure locations.”

How did the intruders gain access?

Armed men clad in black arrive in white SUVs, according to video footage that has not been independently authenticated but is likely to have been captured when the perpetrators entered the premises.

A man appears to have been forced to lie face down in the street, while another man shouts over the loudspeaker in English, “DEA [US Drug Enforcement Administration] operation, everybody stays down!”

Bocchit Edmond, Haiti’s ambassador to the United States, said that while the attackers pretended to be US drug agents, he believed there was “no way” they were.

Officials said that cartridge cases littered the ground between the property’s gatehouse and the residence, indicating that many bullets were fired.

While shouting “DEA operation,” the gunmen tied up two members of the domestic staff. They searched Mr. Mose’s office, stealing a chequebook in the couple’s names as well as the servers containing the video camera footage from the house.

The two top security officials in charge of MrMose’s protection are being investigated and have been asked to testify in court on July 13 and 14.

How did the assailants get away from the crime scene?

So far, little information regarding the hours immediately following the incident has been disclosed.

A furious gunfight was occurring in the Pelerinneighbourhood, Haiti’s police commander declared 24 hours after MrMose’s assassination.

“As they departed the crime scene, we blocked [the suspects] on the route.” We’ve been battling them since then,” Chief Léon Charles stated, without giving a specific time frame.

The police chief also stated that authorities were able to liberate three police officers who had been kidnapped by the gunmen; he first stated that four suspects had been killed in the gunfight, but that number has since been reduced to three.

Eleven of the accused are said to have escaped to Taiwan’s diplomatic facility in Port-au-Prince.

Haitian police told Taiwanese officials that the suspects were hiding in the property early on July 8, more than 24 hours after the attack, according to Taiwanese officials.

Taiwan gave police entrance, and all 11 suspects sheltering inside were apprehended “without incident.”

Two suspects who were hiding in a ravine were caught by civilians who had joined in the search.

The body of one alleged gunman was found on the roof of a home, where he bled to death while hiding. Two more suspects were discovered dead near the president’s home.

It should be noted that the assassination of the Haitian president took place in his house two days ago.

 

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