Individual who shot man in the leg held in detention

MARIGOT–The Gendarmerie transferred an individual to Guadeloupe on Monday to appear before the Judge of Instruction in the criminal court of Pointe-à-Pitre to answer charges of attacking a man and shooting him in the right knee.

The incident took place in St. Martin on January 13, 2017, on Rue Blackberry at 3:00pm. The victim was a 55-year-old man. The investigation by detectives led to the arrest of the suspect on Saturday, January 21.

The investigation also revealed that the suspect was implicated in numerous criminal acts committed on the French- and Dutch sides of the island. These were not described in the release.

The suspect is being held in detention in the Baie Mahault prison.

Source: The Daily Herald