UPDATE: Three surrender to police after group fight leaves man dead


COLE BAY–A group fight ended with the death of Gary Zorilla (23) on Friday morning as a result of multiple stab wounds suffered during a fight among several men at the entrance of Diamond Estate in Cole Bay on Thursday night.

Reports suggest that seven men followed a group of four to the area with the intent to settle a score after an initial argument these men had with each other earlier in the evening at the gasoline station on Bush Road which turned into a physical confrontation.

The latter group, which included Zorilla, saw three men at the gas station with whom they had issues and a fight ensued that resulted in the trio being overpowered by the foursome that attacked them. The three apparently managed to flee and contacted four other friends to come to their aid. The assailants saw that they were then outnumbered and decided to go to another friend who lives in Diamond Estate. However, the new group of seven followed and cut them off at the entrance.

They all came out of their vehicles and a brawl ensued, leading to the stabbing of Zorilla and two others sustaining minor cuts from one of the men who was seeking revenge for the earlier fight. The men responsible for these injuries fled the area. During the brawl Zorilla, S.D.R. (24) and K.A.C. (22) were rushed to St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) for medical treatment, where Zorilla died from his wounds.

Police spokesman Chief Inspector Ricardo Henson said on Friday afternoon that three suspects in this case I.A.W. (23), J.E.N.S. (23) and A.A.L. (20) had voluntarily turned themselves in at the police headquarters in Philipsburg, accompanied by their mothers and lawyers. The suspects were immediately arrested by orders of the prosecutor. House searches were carried out and items related to this incident were found and confiscated.
Gary Zorilla leaves behind a four-year-old daughter and grieving family and friends who learned of his death early Friday morning. He worked in the car wash section of Motor World.

Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/67867-update-three-surrender-to-police-after-group-fight-leaves-man-dead


  1. Son (s)
    It is sad, very sad, that our precious children do not find it fit to fear (reverence) GOD. A soft answer turneth away wrath: but previous words stir up anger… Proverbs 15:15.
    It is too late for one young man; for the others; let this be a lesson, where you can possibly, allow JAHOVAH, take over and lead you through the remainder of life. Life is precious, and we all, we a l l, have to give account to GOD for our actions: we cannot give life, we should not TAKE life. I pray for all families; that GOD give you the strength you need, in a time like this. “THIS TOO SHALL PASS.” GOD continue to bless!