MIAMI -- A Haitian radio commentator was shot and killed as he was leaving a Miami benefit for the family of another Haitian commentator who had been killed in 1991.
Dona St. Plite, 41, was shot at 9:40 p.m. Sunday while walking to the parking lot after speaking at the benefit at Edison Middle School, police said. St. Plite was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital, where he died.
The benefit was for the family of Fritz Dor, an outspoken supporter of Haitian exiled President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. Dor was gunned down while walking to his car on March 15, 1991.
A month earlier, another radio commentator, Jean Claude Olivier, also was killed.
Police arrested one man, Glossy Bruce Joseph, in May 1991 and charged him with Dor's killing.
St. Plite was a pro-Aristide supporter, but authorities were unsure if the killing was politically motivated. Investigators had no description of the suspect, and were not even sure if there was more than one assailant, police spokesman Ray Lang said Monday.
St. Plite had worked as a talk show host at two Miami radio stations, WKAT-AM and WLQY-AM. Staffers at WLQY did not want to talk about the incident Monday morning. However, Arnie Premer, general manager of WKAT, said that St. Plite had never indicated his life had been threatened.
'This was a total shock to me,' Premer said.