Haitians mourned President Jovenel Moise at a funeral in his hometown, as anger over his death triggered violent protests just outside the event.
Haiti's police chief says four suspects were killed in a shootout and two are in custody. The UN has warned against any further escalation to the violence.
Jovenel Moïse was killed in an attack on his private residence on the outskirts of the capital, Port-au-Prince. The authorities said late Wednesday that they had intercepted “suspected assassins.”
The assassination of President Moise tops off a crisis that has been smoldering in the Caribbean state for years. Politicians and organized crime gangs are equally responsible for Haiti's problems.