He is suspected of having killed a sexagenarian with a harpoon, in the archipelago of Guadeloupe. The suspect, born in 1985, was indicted Tuesday night by an investigating judge for murder and placed in pretrial detention, said Wednesday evening Caroline Gaussen-Calbo, prosecutor of the Republic of Pointe-à-Pitre.
The facts occurred Sunday in the early afternoon in Grand-Bourg on the island of Marie-Galante, as part of "an old dispute", according to the same source. The 66-year-old victim was fatally wounded by a harpoon arrow, "in front of his family". "There are several witnesses," says the magistrate.
Firefighters had been warned to intervene on the Route des Basses, near the beach of the same name. The victim was in cardiac arrest and was pronounced dead by the emergency department physician.
The suspect has "some criminal record," the prosecutor's office said Sunday. Suffering from "some injuries whose origin (remained) to be determined", according to the same source, he had been transported to the hospital before his custody.