Haitian police have killed four suspects and two others apprehended after the assassination of President Jovenel Moise.
This was disclosed on Wednesday evening by the police.
Police chief, Leon Charles said in a TV broadcast that three police officers were temporarily captured but have since been released, However, further details on the manhunt for the assailants were not made known
Moise was killed in the early hours of Wednesday. According to a statement released by the Interim Prime Minister. Claude Joseph, Moise’ residence was attacked around 1am by a group of unidentified people, including some speaking Spanish.
His wife Martine was injured and has been taken to the U.S. city of Miami for treatment, Haiti’s ambassador to the U.S. Bocchit Edmond told international media.
In the meantime, Haiti’s embassy in Washington affirmed that Moise’s killing is a “well-coordinated attack by a highly trained and heavily armed group.” The embassy said the 53-year-old president is a “true statesman … dedicated to progressing our country’s democratic transition and fighting corruption,” noting that he “died in defence of democracy.”