PHILIPSBURG:— The victim in the fatal shooting that took place at the Pointe Blanche Prison on Wednesday, August 31, 2016, at approximately 9:00am has been identified as A.O.W.J. (38). He was found in his cell with several gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the medical examiner as a result of the gunshot wounds he sustained.
After receiving notification that a shooting had taken place at the prison, the St. Maarten Police KPSM Emergency Dispatch sent several police patrols, paramedics, detectives and Forensic Department to the scene the initiate a criminal investigation. As part of this investigation, a search took place by members of KPSM and led by the Prosecutor’s Office.
During this search, several illegal goods, including the possible murder weapon were confiscated. Several arrests were made. The body of the victim was confiscated for an autopsy.
The investigation is in full swing.
KPSM Press Release.
Source: St. Martin News Network
Several arrests made, possible murder weapon confiscated in prison shooting probe.