Gregory Saint-Hilaire holding a sign that reads “No to guns, yes to education.”

Police said a National Palace guard did not kill post graduate college student Gregory Saint-Hilaire, as his schoolmates had accused.

Saint-Hilaire was shot in the back during a protest in October at Normal Superior School to denounce insecurity in Haiti. Schoolmates who witnessed the shooting swiftly said a National Palace guard was the shooter. 

On Wednesday, police spokesperson Jonet Vital said their investigation revealed the shooter used a handgun, so it could not have been a palace guard. The police hinted that National Palace guards don’t carry handguns. Source

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Onz Chery is a Haiti correspondent for The Haitian Times. 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 Elite Sports New York before joining The Haitian Times in 2019.

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