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Son of Famous Haitian Musician Coupé Cloué Killed

The son of famous Haitian musician Gesner “Coupé Cloué” Jean Henry was killed Tuesday night in Delmas 7, according to local reports.  Jean Gesner Henry Jr., was killed after being shot 5 times from unidentified gunmen on motorcycles.

Henry, 44, passed away at the local hospital La Paix in Delmas 33.

The incident took place across from the former premises of the general director for customs, according deputy spokesman of the Haitian National Police Garry Desrosiers. The gunmen made off with phones, jewelry and a 9 mm gun.

According to witnesses, the thieves were prepared to leave after the robbery, however, opened fired when the musician drew his weapon.

Henry, who owned a bakery in the area, was the son of Haitian musician famously known as Coupé Cloué, who is known for defining the style of Haitian konpa.

Haitian Times

Haitian Times

The Haitian Times was founded in 1999 as a weekly English language newspaper based in Brooklyn, NY.The newspaper is widely regarded as the most authoritative voice for Haitian Diaspora.
Haitian Times
May. 27, 2015

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