Man found shot Dead in Hope Estate

January 26, 2017
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PHILIPSBURG–Franky Brunache was shot in cold blood, execution-style, by unknown assailant(s) in front of his home in Hope Estate late Tuesday evening. Police arrived on the scene after 11:00pm and found the young man on the floor of a black SUV near the driver’s side.

Police Chief Carl John and a Prosecutor were on scene late Tuesday as investigators were speaking to any possible witnesses trying to piece together what had taken place. Forensic officers also bagged and tagged any possible evidence found at the man’s home.

As the investigation continues, it is still too early to speculate on the reason for the shooting. However, police suspect that the bullets that made multiple holes found on the vehicle caused the victim’s immediate death.

Police spokesman Chief Inspector Ricardo Henson is calling on any person in the community who might have information about the murder to call 911.


4 Arrested including suspect in Cole Bay Shooting, Man severely injured

November 4, 2013
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TDH – COLE BAY–A 23-year old man from Jamaica was arrested in the early morning of Saturday, November 2 after a man was shot twice at Mariana Estate.

Police and paramedics attended the victim’s home address at around 4:15am. The 25-year-old victim was taken to the St. Maarten Medical Center with two gunshot wounds: one to his lower right arm and one to his abdomen. The victim stated that he had been shot by a man from Jamaica, who is known to him.

The victim’s injuries were so severe that he had to be flown out to the Dominican Republic for further treatment.

The police closed off the crime scene and the Forensics department carried out an investigation. Upon arresting the suspect, the police found three other undocumented Jamaicans. All three were arrested and handed over to the Immigration Department.

The police investigation is ongoing and the police are appealing to any members of the public who have witnessed anything suspicious or may have more information about the case to come forward.

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