Haitian gang leader, associate of Jimmy ‘Barbecue’ Cherizier, killed: report
Haitian gang leader, associate of Jimmy ‘Barbecue’ Cherizier, killed: report

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A gang leader with ties to one of the The most powerful criminal organizations in Haiti was reportedly shot dead by police in Port-au-Prince.

Ernst Jülme, the head of the Delmas 95 gang – which is part of gang leader Jimmy ‘Barbecue’ Cherisier’s ‘Viv Ansanm’ alliance – was shot dead on Thursday, weeks after he escaped from custody in a mass prison break, Reuters reports.

His death came a day after two other suspected Haitian gang members were killed and set on fire in a Port-au-Prince suburb in an apparent act of vigilantism.

Jimmy Cherizier, 46, known by the nickname “Barbecue,” leads a coalition of gangs called the G9 Family and Allies that has risen to become arguably the most powerful gang in Haiti.

SUSPECTED HAITI GANG MEMBERS KILLED, SET ON FIRE IN APPARENT ACT OF JUSTICE: REPORT

Police operation in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Police officers engage in a clash with gangs near the National Palace in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Thursday, March 21. (Reuters/Ralph Teddy Errol/TPX Pictures of the Day)

The apparent vigilante killings in Pétion-Ville – a suburb of the Caribbean nation’s capital – came as Haitian newspaper Le Nouvelliste reported on Wednesday that at least 15 people had died in attacks around the area, which is home to multiple embassies, according to Reuters .

A Reuters journalist said they saw the two suspected gang members killed and set on fire. The news agency earlier said that footage it had seen showed people’s bodies lying and being dragged down the street, with one of the men having his hands cut off.

One of the suspected gang members also set his family home on fire, Reuters reports.

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Haiti unrest in Port-au-Prince

A man holds a machete as he walks near a pile of burning mattresses and the remains of the motorcycle of suspected Macandal gang leader who was killed and set on fire by local residents during an escalation of gang violence near Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on 20 March. (Reuters/Ralph Teddy Errol)

The UN Security Council issued a statement the same day saying that its members “strongly condemned the violence and attacks carried out by armed gangs, and stressed the need for the international community to redouble its efforts to provide humanitarian aid to the population and to support the Haitian National Police, including by building its capacity to restore law and order.”

“The members of the Security Council expressed serious concern about the illicit flow of arms and ammunition into Haiti, which remains a major factor in instability and violence,” the statement said.

Meanwhile, the US State Department announced Thursday that it had evacuated more than 160 Haitian Americans from Sunday.

US Embassy in Haiti

A police officer guards the entrance to the US Embassy in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Sunday, March 10. (AP/Odeline Joseph)

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“We reiterate our message to US citizens: Do not travel to Haiti,” the agency said, according to the Associated Press. “We emphasize that the US government cannot guarantee that US citizens will be evacuated given the situation on the ground.”

Fox News’ Michael Lee contributed to this report.

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