SINT MAARTEN (BELVEDERE) – On Tuesday evening August 25th, 2020, the central dispatch received several frantic calls concerning a shooting that had taken place in the Belvedere area close to the basketball court.
Police patrols and Ambulance personnel rushed to Golden Grove Estate Road where they discovered a young male laying on the road, not showing any signs of life. The male, who was pronounced dead on the scene, was later identified by family members as 17-year-old M.S., a resident of the area.
According information received M.S., had a disagreement with another young man who was riding a scooter in the area. The dispute quickly escalated when the perpetrator pulled out a firearm and fired a single shot at the victim before fleeing the scene.
The area was quickly cordoned off by the officers while the personnel of the Forensics’ Department gathered evidence at the scene. A search was done in the area, but to no avail.
The detectives investigating this shooting are asking anyone who has information to please contact the St. Maarten Police Force at +1 721- 542 22 22 ext. 204 or 205 or the anonymous tip line on 9300.
You can also visit the police website at www.policesx.sx or leave a message via our Facebook page (Police Force of St. Maarten – Korps Politie Sint Maarten).
The Sint Maarten Police Force would like to express its condolence to the family and friends of the deceased. (KPSM)