PHILIPSBURG--A man accused of being involved in a shooting in front of Fu Yung Supermarket last year was extradited from French St. Martin to Dutch St. Maarten on Monday, June 17.
Police said in a press release on Friday that the suspect O.R.C. has since been heard by detectives of the High Impact Crimes Unit. The Judge of Instruction prolonged C.’s detention by eight days on Thursday, June 20.
According to police, the police Emergency Dispatch received several calls on March 21, 2018, about an argument between two men that escalated into a fight. At one point during this confrontation, C. pulled a gun and fired several shots at the victim, who took off running.
Police detectives “got word that the suspect fled to the French side of the island and through a great joint cooperation with the French authorities, the suspect O.R.C. was apprehended and placed under arrest,” police said in the release.
- had been sent to a prison in Guadeloupe while awaiting extradition and was extradited to Dutch St. Maarten earlier this week.
Police said the public will be informed when more information becomes available.