On Tuesday morning September 21st at approximately 03.00 a.m. several police patrols and detectives were directed to Gardenia road, in Betty’s Estate, in the vicinity of house number 8 for a shooting incident.
On the scene the patrols encountered the driver of a grey Jeep Cherokee with license plate M-151 who was not showing any signs of life. The investigation done by the officers on the scene indicates that gunshots were fired at the victim while driving in his car, fatally wounding him. Who the suspect or suspects were that committed act and why this act was committed is still unknown. The victim by the name Eduardo Gumbs a.k.a. "Oggy" from Sint Maarten, 39 years old died on the scene as a result of the shooting. The Police doctor pronounced the death of the victim on the scene. The Public Prosecutor Mr. Mud and the Judge of Instruction Mr. C. Luijks were also on the scene. The investigation is still in its early stages and there is much work to be done in this case. The Police is asking any one who may have information that could shed some light in this case to contact the police department as soon as possible.