UPDATE POLICE REPORT (15:03):
HOPE ESTATE, Sint Maarten — On Wednesday, January 24th at approximately 11.00 p.m., several police patrols were sent to Hope Estate to investigate a shooting. On the scene the officers located the lifeless body of a man identified as F.B. lying on the ground in front of his home.
The victim had been shot while in his car by an unknown assailant(s). Immediately the scene was closed off. Detectives and the Forensic Department came to the scene to interview potential witnesses and collect evidence. A medical doctor who came on the scene pronounced the death of the victim.
The body of the victim and his vehicle were both confiscated for further investigation. It is unknown who is responsible for this shooting and why. The police is asking anyone who may have information concerning this case to immediately get in contact with Detective Department by calling 54-22222 ext 214/215, the police anonymous tip line #9300 or the emergency number 911.
HOPE ESTATE, Sint Maarten — Franklin “Franky” Brunache was shot in cold blood late Tuesday evening by unknown assailant (s) in front of his home located in Hope Estate.
Police arrived on the scene after 11:00pm when they found the young man on the driveway near the driver’s side in a black SUV.
Police Chief Carl John and a Prosecutor were on scene late on Tuesday as investigators were speaking to any possible witnesses trying to piece together what took place. Forensic officers also bagged and tagged any possible evidence found at the man’s home.
As the investigation continues, it is still too early to speculate on the reason for the execution style shooting. Police however can suspect that the multiple gunshot holes found on the vehicle caused the victim’s immediate death.
Police spokesman Chief Inspector Ricardo Henson is calling on any person in the community that might have information about the brutal murder to call 911.