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Armed bandit killed during burglary at research center

Police officers exchanged fire with armed bandits who had penetrated GHESKIO. Photo credit: TripFoumi Enfo

Police shot and killed an armed bandit during an apparent burglary of GHESKIO, Haiti’s health research center, on Thursday.

The dead man was among several bandits who invaded the lab and forced employees out of the lab in Bicentenaire, Port-au-Prince. Police responded and exchanged fire with the bandits, killing one of them. 

No GHESKIO employee was physically harmed. 

Founded in 1982, GHESKIO was one of the world’s first research centers dedicated to combating HIV/AIDS. The lab is currently conducting research on the novel coronavirus in Haiti. Source

Onz Chery

Onz Chery

A City College of New York graduate, Onz Chery covers politics, health, crime and other topics for The Haitian Times. He previously wrote for Elite Sports New York and the Cosmopolitan Soccer League. Chery can be contacted by email at [email protected] or on twitter @onz_11.
Onz Chery
Nov. 13, 2020

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