Oriel Jean, former security chief of the National Palace during the presidency of Jean Bertrand Aristide, was shot dead on Monday in Delmas 30, by individuals on a motorcycle, told the deputy spokesman of the PNH, the inspector Gary Desrosiers .

The former strongman of the National Palace was returning from a commercial bank when he was shot, but the money has not been taken, confirmed Commissioner Alain Augustin, head of the Delmas police station. 

The assassination of Oriel Jean would be well planned. This would be an execution, according to a source from the PNH.
During time of the attack, he had to his side a Dominican national.

Oriel Jean, former Divisional Commissioner, was arrested in 2004 for illegal drug trafficking by the United States where he was sentenced to twenty years in prison but served only three years for its good cooperation with American justice.

Returned to the country under the government Martelly, he would have sworn in the business of "prepared sand" and traveled regularly to the Dominican Republic.

Oriel Jean has been a suspect in the murder of Jean Dominique. His revelations in the context of this case allowed the courts to tighten the noose around some figures close to former President Jean Bertrand Aristide.