Haitian Police Kill Four Assassination Suspects

CNN reports:

Four suspects connected to the assassination of Haiti’s President Jovenel Moise [photo] were killed by police on Wednesday, and another two have been detained, Haiti’s ambassador to the United States said.

Speaking to CNN en Español on Wednesday night, Ambassador Bocchit Edmond said the suspects were foreigners and Haitian National Police were in the process of determining their nationalities.

“We are trying to move forward and see how we can identify more of those who participated in this horrible act,” he said. It comes after President Moise was killed during an attack on his private residence early on Wednesday.

The BBC reports:

Acting Prime Minister Claude Joseph described the gunmen as “mercenaries” and said that they were “foreigners who spoke English and Spanish”. Haiti’s official languages are Creole and French. But Haiti’s communications minister has since said that there were Haitians among the suspects.

Video released after the shooting purports to show heavily armed men dressed in black outside the residence shouting in English: “DEA [US Drug Enforcement Administration] operations, everybody stay down!”

Haiti’s ambassador to the US, Bocchit Edmond, said that while the attackers had disguised themselves as US drugs agents, he believed there was “no way” they really were US agents.