Haitian Cops arrest 17 suspects including 2 Americans

The Haitian police arrested two US citizens on Thursday in connection to the ongoing investigation into the assassination of President Jovenel Moise by unidentified gunmen at his home a day before. According to a report, one of the arrested men was a former bodyguard at the Canadian embassy in Haitian capital Port au Prince.

James Solages and Joseph Vincent were among 17 suspects detained in the brazen killing of President Jovenel Moïse by gunmen at his home in the pre-dawn hours Wednesday. Fifteen of them are from Colombia, according to Léon Charles, chief of Haiti’s National Police. He added that three other suspects were killed by police and eight others are on the run. Charles had earlier said seven were killed. Late Thursday, Colombia’s government said six of the suspects in Haiti, including two of those killed, were retired member of Colombia’s army, though it didn’t release their identities. The head of the Colombian national police, Gen. Jorge Luis Vargas Valencia, said President Iván Duque had instructed the high command of Colombia’s army and police to cooperate in the investigation.