Suspects appeared before judge of instruction on Wednesday.
PHILIPSBURG:— The three men who got injured during the May 30, 2016 shooting at the Westin Dawn Beach Resort parking, at approximately 10:00am are all suspects in the ongoing investigation called Mahi Mahi. They are being suspected of involvement in the shooting and money laundering. The latter suspicion has to do with a large sum of money that had been found in one of the cars and has been confiscated.
Two of the suspects K.L. (45) and J.A. (43), both from St. Maarten have been released from the hospital and are currently detained at the Pointe Blanche Prison. Today the two men were led in front of the judge of instruction who deemed their detention lawful.
The third suspect L.W. (37), also from St. Maarten, has been flown out to the Dominican Republic for medical treatment due to the injuries he sustained during the shooting. He is still in a critical condition.
Furthermore the Prosecutor’s Office cannot comment at this point in time on any other detail regarding the ongoing investigation.
Prosecutor’s Office Press Statement.
SMN News understands the two suspects are Karim Lake and Joseph Ambroise who was born on the island of Dominica but is naturalized Dutch citizen. Seemingly the prosecutor’s office have the name of the second suspect completly mixed up as SMN News learnt that the suspect’s name is Ambroise Joseph who was born in Dominca and not St.Maarten as indicated by the prosecutor’s office in their press release.
The third suspect that is in critical condition is Levi Webster a former convict who was convicted in 2009 for an armed robbery where a person lost his life. Two of the three suspects are employees of Checkmate Security.
Source: St. Martin News Network
Two suspects detained in Mahi Mahi (Westin shooting) investigation.