The Sint Maarten Police Force (KPSM) announces a significant development in the ongoing investigation into the shooting incident that took place on February 23rd, 2022, at the Defiance Haven parking lot. On February 2nd 2024 at approximately 1:00 p.m., the suspect identified as T.J. who was being sought in connection with this incident was arrested on Bush Road by members of the Major Crimes team.
Following the arrest, the suspect was brought to the police station in Philipsburg. The suspect is being held pending further investigation. This arrest marks the third in connection with this incident, with two other suspects having been arrested on May 31st, 2023.
The Major Crimes team is actively seeking cooperation from the public in aiding their ongoing investigation. Persons with knowledge or information related to this incident are urged to contact KPSM’s Major Crimes team at +1 721 542 2222, extension 208, 223, or 214. Alternatively, individuals can choose to remain anonymous by utilizing the dedicated tip line at 9300.
The Sint Maarten Police Force expresses gratitude for the continued support from the community and emphasizes the importance of collaborative efforts in maintaining a safe and secure environment for all residents.
Further updates on the investigation will be provided as they become available.