Four suspected killers of President Jovenel Moise were fatally shot by police, and two others were arrested, AP reported citing Haiti Police Chief LÃ©on Charles. Three police officers who had been held hostage were also freed in the incident,The Editor Nigeria reports.
Haitiâ€™s Communications Secretary says police have arrested the â€œpresumed assassinsâ€ of President Jovenel MoÃ¯se.
Frantz Exantus did not provide further details about Wednesdayâ€™s slaying of MoÃ¯se and the wounding of his wife, or say how many suspects had been arrested.
The killing is sure to bring more chaos to the unstable Caribbean country already beset by gang violence, soaring inflation and protests by opposition supporters who accused MoÃ¯se of increasing authoritarianism.
Interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph said the police and military were in control of security.
The poorest country in the Americas, Haiti has a history of dictatorship and political upheaval. The streets of Port-au-Prince were empty and quiet. In an interview with The Associated Press, Joseph called for an international investigation into the assassination, said elections set for later this year should be held, and pledged to work with MoÃ¯seâ€™s allies and opponents.