Jean Gagné, 41, shot to death by thieves; friend bound, pistol-whipped and robbed
MONTREAL – A security guard at a resort villa in the town of Sosua in the Dominican Republic has been arrested in connection with the murder of a Quebec City man the night of Dec. 30, according to media reports.
The guard allegedly tipped off two men about the presence of the victim and his friend at the villa, which has only 12 rooms.
Police in the Caribbean nation have also arrested a second man, reports said.
Quebec City resident Jean Gagné, 41, was vacationing with a friend when two men entered their rooms in the middle of the night, according to the Journal de Montréal.
The victim’s friend, who said he did not want to be named, told the Journal that the attackers tied him up with bed sheets. They took his wallet, credit cards and his cellphone, and they pistol-whipped him, demanding his PIN number to get more money.
They finally left the room with him still tied to the bed. Moments later, he heard two gunshots from Gagné's room next door.
Sosua is located on the north coast of the country, just west of Puerto Plata.
A spokesperson for the Foreign Affairs Department in Ottawa was not immediately available to comment on the matter early Monday.