Once you become a local fixture, you get exposed to local violence on a number of real or imaginary counts.
Great news the offending party got caught and will be interrogated.
It is often with crime that one problem is it happens but the real problem it goes unpunished. So a single
bad apple can create a feeling of a place being bad or unfriendly. Often a case in the Carribbean.
I have clicked the clicks. Wishing your friend a fast and hopefully full recovery.
Great action from local community and authorities to stop the trouble at source.