(Police Press Release) PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – Police patrols responded to a shooting, just after 5:00 pm in the Belvedere area, on Tuesday, July 07th, 2020.
On the scene, police gathered that a father and a son were engaged in a heated argument which quickly escalated. The argument quickly became physical which resulted in the son firing shoots at his father. The father was struck in the leg by a bullet fired by the gun.
Paramedics on the scene treated the father on the scene and later transported him to the Sint Maarten Medical Center for further treatment. The father’s injure is non-life-threatening.
The son with initials J.R. evenly turned himself in to the police for the shooting. The reason the argument is currently still unknown. This investigation is still ongoing and more information will be provided as it becomes available.