Later Saturday, Jimmy Cherizier, one of Haiti’s most powerful gang leaders, vowed street protests, Reuters reported. The former police officer and head of the G9 federation of gangs, blamed the police and opposition politicians for Moise’s death.
"It was a national and international conspiracy against the Haitian people," he said in a video address. "We tell all bases to mobilize, to mobilize and take to the streets for light to be shed on the president's assassination."
Haitian authorities have not disclosed a motive for the killing but say the heavily armed hit squad included 26 Colombians and two Haitian Americans.
Haitian National Police Chief Léon Charles told reporters Thursday that 17 suspects — the two Haitian Americans and 15 Colombians — had been apprehended, three suspects had been killed and eight were still at large.
Colombian police said Friday that at least 13 former Colombian soldiers were believed to have been involved.
The U.S. State Department has not confirmed the reports that two U.S. citizens are in detention, but Mathias Pierre, Haiti's minister of elections, on Thursday identified the two Haitian Americans as James Solages, 35, and Joseph Vincent, 55.
U.S. officials on Friday said they were deploying FBI and Department of Homeland Security personnel to Port-au-Prince to assist with the investigation.
Some information for this report came from The Associated Press and Reuters.