PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – On Thursday January 23rd 2020, two arrested were made of in connection with an ongoing shooting investigation which took place in October 2019 in the Middle Region vicinity; which left two dead and two others severely injured.
Suspect R.A.T.P was arrested in the area of the roundabout on the Cole Bay area without incident by the police Arrest Team.
The second suspect in the investigation with initials R.J.K.R. was arrested, on the request of the Dutch authorities, in Marigot by the French Gendarmes. This arrest was carried out as part of the mutual cooperation between the authorities of the French & Dutch part of the island. R.J.K.R has been transported to Guadeloupe pending an extradition hearing.
The detective department is currently still investigating and are asking
anyone with information, pertaining to this shooting incident, not to hesitate
to call the anonymous tip line of the police department at the number 9300
or send us a private message via our Facebook page @Police Force of Sint
Maarten. Persons can also visit our website to report a crime as well.