Haitian president made desperate plea to police before murder: report

Haitian president made desperate plea to police before murder: report


Moments before he was assassinated, Haitian President Jovenel Moïse reportedly made a desperate call to the national police commissioner – yelling, “They are shooting by the house! Mobilize people!”

But Moïse was gunned down and his wife, Martine, seriously wounded in their Port-au-Prince home during a July 7 raid authorities say involved Haitians, Haitian-Americans and former Colombian soldiers.

The president was shot in the forehead, chest, hip and stomach, and his left eye was gouged, according to Haitian Judge Charles Henry Destin, who documented the bloody crime scene, according to the Miami Herald.

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In a detailed account of the brazen attack, the Herald reported that the assault followed 10 minutes of frantic pleas by the 53-year-old leader as the assailants stormed the presidential compound.

“Where are you?” Moïse said in a separate call to a tactically trained police officer, according to the newspaper.

“I need your assistance, now! My life is in danger! Come quick! Come save my life!”

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