Bandits attacked the police station in Cite Soleil
Gang members attacked on Sunday morning, June 14, 2015, the police station and the Justice Of The Peace Court in Cité Soleil, revealed Evans Levesque the magistrate.
The bandits performed a reprisal attack after the death of Solomon Mackenson known under the pseudonym of "Te Quiero". Mr. Solomon, gang leader of the first cite of Cité Soleil was killed on the morning of Sunday, June 14 in a shootout with a blue helmet patrol of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) .
The first cite of armed groups, Pele and Boston launched an attack against the police station and the peace court. They tried to burn down the peace court while the police station was the target of gunfire. There are many projectile impacts on the police station, said the judge noting that reinforcements moved quickly to protect police officers from the police station.
According to preliminary investigation the gang leader was drunk when he came out of his residence to attack with his firearm a Minustah patrol. The incident was recorded at 9 am. Witnesses report that he continued firing at UN peacekeepers even after being shot, said judge Levesque.
Police authorities have indicated that this gang leader was wanted by the police.
The sprawling slum of Cite Soleil has 34 districts, some of which are controlled by gang leaders. Over the past few months clashes between armed groups have killed dozens of people.