Haiti’s National Police on Wednesday apprehended the gunmen suspected of killing Haitian President Jovenel Moise earlier in the day at his residence, said reports from the Caribbean island country, citing a Haitian government official.
“The alleged assassins of President Moise were intercepted by the Police in Pelerin shortly before 6 pm,” Secretary of Communication Frantz Exantus said on Twitter.
Des présumés assassins du Pdt @moisejovenel interceptés par la Police nationale à pélérin peu avant 6h ce soir. Plus de détails dans les prochaines minutes sur la TNH.
— Frantz Exantus (@FrantzExantusHT) July 7, 2021
Officials would shortly release more details of the police operation in Pelerin, the upscale district where Moise’s residence is located, said Exantus.
Residents in Pelerin reported hearing heavy gunfire in the afternoon.
Moise was shot dead in the early hours of the morning by a commando of armed men during an attack, in which his wife, Martine Moise, was wounded.