Man arrested in connection with shooting death of Canadian visitor

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POND ISLAND, St. Maarten – A man was arrested around noon today, Monday, on Soualiga Road in relation to the shooting death of a Canadian visitor earlier this month, 721 News has learned.

Police arrested the man in the vicinity of the scrap metal yard on Pond Island. They also confiscated a white Kia vehicle with license plate R-941.

There has been no official word on the police or Prosecutor’s Office on the progress of the visitor shooting case that put international spotlight on the island at a time safety and security are crucial to the post-Hurricane Irma recovery.

This reported break in this visitor shooting case is a great step for the police and other local authorities. Much resources have been put to this case as other much older cases continue to get colder sitting on ice.