As the investigation into the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moise unfolds, we know that at least two American-Haitian dual citizens and 26 Colombians, 13 of which are retired Colombian service members, carried out the attack.
Reports indicate that 20 of the suspects have been arrested, three have been killed, and five are still at large. Local reports indicate that the two Americans, identified as James Solages and Joseph Vincent, are claiming that they were hired as translators and were under the impression that the assassination mission was actually supposed to be some sort of official operation to arrest the President with a legal warrant.
Solage, a Fort Lauderdale, Florida resident, was reportedly a former chief commander of guards for Haiti’s Canadian embassy, and has close ties to Reginald Boulos and Dimitri Vorbe, two of President Moise’s political opponents.
Investigators are still trying to figure out how the hit squad was able to penetrate President Moise's outer security - police and bodyguard checkpoints, as none of the presidential security staff were injured in the attack. However, a witness video circulating on Twitter showed the hit squad using a loud speaker to announce that they were part of a "DEA operation" in English, and it's possible that the security staff believed the ploy.