Man Shot in Haiti Dies in Miami Hospital - NBC 6 South Florida

Man Shot in Haiti Dies in Miami Hospital

Dave Bompart was shot in the abdomen last week



    Man Shot in Haiti Dies in Miami Hospital
    Dave Bompart

    The Ohio man who was shot while volunteering in Haiti died Thursday afternoon in Jackson Memorial Hospital, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

    Dave Bompart, 50, was transporting money from a Haitian orphanage to a bank when he was ambushed earlier last week. One bullet hit him in his abdomen.

    Bompart was stabilized in surgery in the same hospital that he helped build in Haiti years ago. He was then flown to Ryder Trauma Center at JMH in Miami.

    "His family and friends are trusting that God's hand was in this, and that the Kingdom of God will go forward with greater strength and purpose than ever before," his family said in a statement.

    Bompart was committed to rebuilding Haiti since the 2010 earthquake. Eyes Wide Open International, founded by Bompart and his wife Nicolle, will continue working on the Haitian orphanage.

    "We are grateful for the precious time that Dave shared with us in Haiti and for the thousands of lives he touched," Dr. Barth Green said. "We will continue to honor Big Dave's memory through our work in Haiti. He will always be remembered for his larger than life personality, his dedication and his big heart."

    Bompart is survived by his wife, daughter Daniella and son Mack. The exact cause of death has not been released.

    A fund has been set up to help pay for Bompart's medical bills. For more information and to donate, click here.