Haitian Police Intervention Group’s instructor Kadhafi Saphir was murdered. Photo credit: Juno7

Kadhafi Saphir, an instructor with the Haitian Police Intervention Group, was murdered at National Route Number 2, which is located between Léogâne and Grand-Goâve Wednesday.

Saphir’s attackers initially popped his vehicle’s tires. When the 46-year-old pulled over on the side of the road, they gunned him down.

In addition to training SWAT team members, Saphir was also a renowned karate coach. One of his students, Jean Joseph Reynold, won the top award for Kyokushinka stand-up fighting at the 2016 Mas Oyama Memorial Cup in Japan. Continue reading

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Onz Chery started his journalism career as a City College of New York student with The Campus. He later wrote for First Touch, local soccer leagues in New York and ESNY before joining The Haitian Times. Onz is also a Report for America corps member.

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