Incident Summary:

05/07/2002: Unknown perpetrators trying to kill Haitian Senator Pierre Sancon Prince, shot and seriously injured one of his bodyguards, Bob Blemur, while they were getting into their car in Jacmel, Haiti. Senator Prince in an interview stated that he believed the shot was meant for him because he was a controversial political figure. The incident occurred in front of a city hall building and the source mentioned that a group called the Lavalas, were present and trying to reopen the city hall which apparently had been closed for political reasons. While no group claimed responsibility for the attack, members of Fanmi Lavalas were suspected




Central America & Caribbean

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Haitian Government
Specific Description Senator Pierre Sancon Prince
Nationality of Target Haiti
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
The Senator and his bodyguards were said to have been shot at twice.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Other Crime Type
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Fanmi Lavalas (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
“Haitian Senator Reports Bodyguard Shot in Jacmel," Radio Metropole, May 7, 2002.