Head of Haitian Presidential Guard Detained in Investigation in Moïse Assassination
Dimitri Hérard, the head of security at the presidential palace in Haiti, was taken into custody on Wednesday as part of an investigation into the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse, The Washington Post reported.
It’s unclear if charges will be filed against Hérard in connection with the killing. Léon Charles, the head of Haiti’s National Police, confirmed to the Post that Hérard was no longer in his position.
Haitian law enforcement confiscated his guns and cell phones, CNN reported.
Moïse was shot and killed in his private home on July 7. His wife Martine Moïse was injured in the shooting and taken to a hospital in Miami for treatment.
Details surrounding the assassination continue to emerge as more arrests are made, including those of Haitian Americans. Colombian nationals were considered suspects in the assassination.
“The investigation is very advanced,” Charles said. “We are looking for these assassins, and wherever they go, we need to capture them, arrest them and bring them to justice.”