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Posted Monday, January 4, 2010
With the help of a gun, Haitian man nearly blew girlfriend's head, violently terminated own life
By WPBF.com
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- A police standoff in Port St. Lucie ended after about five hours Sunday night with a man suspected of shooting his girlfriend found dead.
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Port St. Lucie police were called to a domestic dispute at a home in the 2200 block of Southwest Lawrence Street just after 4 p.m. Sunday.

Police spokesman Tom Nichols said Roubens Maignan shot his girlfriend in the back of the head, grazing her. Nichols said she grabbed a child who was inside the house and ran to a neighbor's for help.

The victim was treated and released from Lawnwood Regional Medical Center.
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A Florida deputy sheriff raided a private house, where Mr. Maignan was accused of being the proprietor and operated a pirate radio station. More
SWAT team members threw a telephone inside the house to try to get Maignan to talk. After he didn't answer, tear gas was fired into the house.

When SWAT team members entered the house about five hours later, they found Maignan dead in a bedroom from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, Nichols said.

Nearby residents were forced to evacuate their homes during the standoff.

Nichols said police would speak with the victim to find out what led to the incident.

Copyright 2010 by WPBF.com. 

Updated January 4, 2009.

EDITOR's NOTE: Prior to moving to the sunshine state of Florida about three years ago, Mr. Maignan was the proprietor of Belle Creole Restaurant, a small food establishment serving nearly Haitian dishes, in the nearby north of Boston small working class city of Everett. His then wife was accused by the State of Massachusetts of stealing credit cards belonging to patients she was caring for while working in the capacity of a nurse's aide at their places of residence and ultimately used them to purchase personal items.
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