A woman died at Louis Constant Fleming Hospital in Marigot on Tuesday morning after being shot, the Gendarmerie confirmed. Captain Sylvain Jouault said that in the interest of the investigation he had been instructed by the St. Martin Prosecutor not to give any further information.
The woman is believed to be a citizen of the Dominican Republic who was living in Dutch Quarter in a social housing development called “The Projects” and was known locally as Deyanida “Clarisa” Faneyte (20), who was believed to be a former student of St. Maarten Vocational Training School.
A local source said she had been shot multiple times and that the shots, which hit her as she was sitting in a car, had allegedly been aimed at her boyfriend. The source also stated that the boyfriend allegedly had connections in the drugs trade and that he too was injured in the shooting.
The shooting reportedly took place in Dutch Quarter. The boyfriend drove his car across the border to French St. Martin and abandoned it near an area called Round the Pond in French Quarter, from where another vehicle took him and Deyanida to the hospital in Marigot. The boyfriend is now said to be in the custody of the French police.
St. Maarten police spokesman Inspector Ricardo Henson stated that he had been given very little information, but that detectives were in Dutch Quarter to investigate a possible shooting.