Crime

Teen fatally shot in Belvedere (suspect still at large).

Teen fatally shot in Belvedere (suspect still at large). On Tuesday evening August 25th, 2020, the central dispatch received several frantic calls concerning a shoot that had taken place in the Belvedere close to the basketball court.

Police patrols and Ambulance personnel rushed to Golden Grove Estate Road where they discovered a young male laying on the road, not showing any signs of life. The male, who was pronounced dead on the scene, who was later identified by his family members as 17-year-old M.S, a resident of the area.

According to information received on the scene, M.S. had a disagreement with another young man who was riding a scooter in the area. The dispute quickly escalated when the perpetrator pulled out a firearm and fired a single shot at the victim before fleeing the scene. The area was quickly cordoned by the officers while the personnel of the Forensic Department gathered evidence at the scene. A search was done in the area, but to no avail.

The detectives investigating this shooting are asking anyone who has information to please contact the St Maarten Police Force at +1 721- 542 22 22 ext. 204 or 205 or the anonymous tip line on 9300. You can also visit the police website at http://www.policesx.sx or leave a message via our Facebook page (Police Force of St. Maarten – Korps Politie Sint Maarten).

The Sint Maarten Police Force would like to express its condolence to the family and friends of the deceased.

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