Two undocumented Haitians were killed in separate incidents in the towns of Moca and Dajabón, in the north and northwest of the country, Dominican police said Wednesday.

The dead were identified as Miguel Louis, 24, and Marcelo Pierre, 38.

The first of them died of gunshot wounds that, according to the information provided by the police, were inflicted on him by unknown persons who caught him stealing cassava on a farm in the municipality of Moca, Espaillat province.


Meanwhile, Marcelo Pierre died in a firing started when he faced a police patrol that tried to stop him.

The police report said that the Haitian National Police accused Marcelo of committing a number of crimes, including robberies, assaults and drug trafficking on the border between the Haitian town of Ouanaminthe and Dajabón of the Dominican Republic.

Marcelo escaped to the Dominican Republic earlier this month and after receiving the alert from the Haitian Police, several agents tried to arrest him, but he faced them with a firearm.