Banco Popular guard’s killer shot dead by Police
Santo Domingo.- The National Police shot and killed Ezequiel Guzmán Brito who was on the run for his role in the killing of a security guard during an armed robbery of a branch of the Banco Popular last month. According to a post in police spokesman General Máximo Báez Aybar’s Twitter account, the killing occurred Sunday during an exchange of gunfire in an alleyway in the National District neighborhood of Los Praditos.
Báez Aybar informed that Police recovered “the pistol used in the confrontation with the members of the police who were pursuing him”. However, he did not provide additional details on the incident. According to the police spokesman, Guzmán Brito fired the shot that killed the security bank on 30 July 2015.
The body of the man who was also known as “Batatica” was taken for autopsy at the Forensic Science Institute at 3:30 in the afternoon. The alleged criminal’s relatives visited the institute but refused to speak to reporters.
Police say that Guzmán Brito already had a police record for four crimes committed since 2011, including armed robbery and murder.
The 34-year old security guard, Sabino Méndez Martínez, was shot dead during the armed raid on the branch of the Banco Popular and the thieves got away with RD$1.8 million and US$2,276 in cash.
September 1, 2015
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