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Haitian driver for Frenchman slain in robbery

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) – The news director for a Port-au-Prince radio station says the Haitian driver for a French journalist has been killed in a robbery.

Wendell Theodore of Radio Metropole says driver Maxime Alcius died of gunshot wounds but journalist Anthony Lapeyre and his wife escaped unharmed.

Theodore says the attack happened while the three were sitting in traffic near the international airport Wednesday and three gunmen approached and demanded their cellphones and money. He says the robbers got what they wanted, and it’s unclear why they shot the driver.

Lapeyre has worked for the privately run radio station for six years.

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