BREAKING News.Young St. Maarten Man lose his life in early morning shooting.

Police seeking public assistance to piece case together.

PHILIPSBURG: — A young man identified by bystanders as Jonathan Williams was shot to death while in his vehicle on Airport Road in the vicinity of Banco de Caribe and RBC bank. The young local youth is well known to police and have been involved in several law-breaking activities such as the shooting that took place at SMMC grounds.
In an invited comment Police Spokesman Ricardo Henson identified the victim as J.W. from St. Maarten.
Henson said that police were notified of the killing around 4.25 am on Sunday morning. He said the victim is well-known to police. Henson said the lifeless body of the victim was found in  a balck car with licence plate P-207 however, KPSM is asking persons that may have information regarding the early morning shooting that claimed the life of J. W. to contact the police. Henson made clear that all information given to the police will be treated with confidentiality and extreme caution.

Man shot to death in vehicle
The Detective Department is presently investigating the fatal shooting of a man which took place on Sunday morning August 5th after 04.00 a.m. According to the reports the Emergency Dispatch received the first call at approximately 04.25 a.m. informing them of a shooting which had taken place on the Airport road in the vicinity of RBC-bank and Banco de Caribe. Immediately after receiving this information several police patrols were sent to the scene investigate what had taken place.
On the scene the investigating officers encountered the body of a male victim who was not showing any signs of life and identified later with initials J.W. who was sitting in his car with license plate P-207. The victim was apparently shot while he was leaving the parking lot. The area was immediately cordoned off by police to safeguard the crime scene for the collection off evidence by the Forensic Department and for detectives to interview potential witnesses. Traffic in the area was also diverted through the old Simpson Bay road.
Dr. Mercuur who arrived on the scene pronounced the death of the victim. The body of the victim was confiscated by orders of the Public Prosecutor Martin Van Nes who was on the scene together with the Police Chief Carl John and other department heads.
More details are unavailable at this time as the investigation is in its preliminary stages. When more details become available the media will be informed. No suspect or suspects have been identified or arrested in this investigation.
In the meantime detectives are asking anyone who may have seen what took place or who may have information which can lead to the arrest of those responsible for this shooting to get in contact with the detective department by calling 54-22222 ext. 213/214, the anonymous tip line #9300, the Emergency Dispatch 911 or send us a private message to the Police Face book Page.

KPSM Press Release.



Source: St. Martin News Network