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Confusing incident on Sosua Beach happened last Sunday; Young man shot in a foot by CESTUR officer

PUERTO PLATA .- A confusing incident occurred on Sunday afternoon (May 14th) on the beach of Sosúa, when a lieutenant of CESTUR, wounded a young man by shooting at his foot, the latter allegedly intended to steal a boat.

Several eyewitnesses of the incident reported that the wounded young man Johan Manuel Vilorio was with a group of friends on Sosua beach playing their radio too loud. Minutes later, second lieutenant Francisco Villar Belén accompanied by other agents of CESTUR came to the place with an aggressive attitude pushing his way through  and speaking harshly to the citizens who were there, during a heated argument the official took out his weapon and shot at the right foot of  the young man.

The North Regional Inspector of CESTUR in Puerto Plata, Colonel Ignacio Peña Grullón said that the video that has become viral in social networks, shows only part of the incident, because earlier the young man together with his friends had tried to steal an excursion boat “Margarita” anchored by the beach of Sosúa.

The owners came and they started fighting, the kid that got shot slapped one of the police officers before they started recording this video and were trying to get at his gun.

Peña Grullón said the CESTUR agents’ patrol had arrested one of the young people who came from Santiago on a bus. The mob of friends supposedly tried to disarm the officer. The officer got aggravated and shot the young man in a foot.

The wounded man was taken to a health center where he was attended and dispatched, but was detained by police for further investigation due to the fact that a complaint was made against him for alleged robbery of the boat “Margarita”.

As for the CESTUR official, Francisco Villar Belén, he was interrogated on Monday morning by a prosecutor of the Public Ministry in Sosúa and is under arrest until such an incident can be clarified.

Source: Puerto Plata Digital, NPN

May 17, 2017

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