One man is dead and another arrested after a shooting in Dawn Beach on Saturday, May 8.
Several patrol officers and the ambulance dispatched around 9:30pm to Dawn Beach after several calls about a shooting in the area. Upon arrival they found a man in a vehicle with what appeared to be a gunshot wound to his lower extremities.
Ambulance personnel rushed the victim to St. Maarten Medical Center in critical condition. The preliminary investigation reveals that the victim had suffered a gunshot wound after a scuffle with the suspected shooter.
During the brawl, the victim was wounded and got into his car and attempted to drive away from the scene, but didn’t get very far. Reasons for the reported brawl is so far unclear to the police.
Police were able to determine who the alleged suspect was and that the suspect was still in the area. An immediate arrest was made by officers.
Later in the evening, Police were notified by SMMC that the victim with initials O.M. died from sustained injuries. The Police Force St. Maarten KPSM express its condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.
This case is still under investigation by the Detective Department of KPSM.
————————————————————————DAWN BEACH, Sint Maarten –One person is now dead as a result of a shooting over the weekend.
The unfortunate incident occurred in the Dawn Beach area shortly before 10:00pm on Saturday. According to reports, the victim seemingly had a quarrel with the suspect, after which, he was shot.
Shortly after being wounded in the lower part of his body, he tried to get away in his vehicle; however, he did not get too far.
The victim, who has been identified with the initials O.M was treated on the scene by paramedics. He was then rushed to the Sint Maarten Medical Center, where he later succumbed as a result of the gunshot wound he sustained.
According to the Interim Police Spokesman, Inspector Josepha, the victim died Sunday morning.
The suspect of the shooting has been detained and is in police custody assisting with the investigation.