“He died looking at me”
JM reports that the Regional Command of the Public Security Police of Madeira have confirmed the arrest of the suspect of having shot two men in the early hours of this Saturday morning in a restaurant on Rua das Hortas, as reported here.
“At 11:15 pm, the PSP was notified, via 112, of the existence of two victims of firearm firing inside a restaurant. At the scene, a death was confirmed, a 51-year-old man and an injured man, another 43-year-old man, who was rescued by the Emergency Response team and taken to the Hospital.
Given the alert to the police about the suspect’s characteristics, he, a 64-year-old man, resident near the scene of the incident, came to be located and intercepted nearby in Funchal, shortly after, by a PSP patrol.
The homicide investigation was transferred to the competent criminal police body. The Regional Command of Madeira highlights the exceptional and unexpected character of this unusual occurrence and emphasizes the importance of its immediate communication to the police authorities, which allowed the quick identification and interception of the author of the same “, says the statement from the PSP.
“He died looking at me.” The phrase belongs to the owner of the establishment about the victim who was killed, a client of the house for more than 20 years and “nothing conflicting”. The man, known as Carlão, died immediately after being shot in the chest area.
UPDATE: Suspect detained in custody
JM reported later on Saturday that, following the operation carried out by the Judiciary Police, they had conducted the first interrogation of a 64-year-old male, arrested on suspiscion of having shot and killed a 51-year-old man in Rua das Hortas.
After the interrogation, which lasted 3 hours, the suspect was charged with
– a crime of qualified homicide.
– a crime of qualified homicide, in the attempted form.
– a crime of holding a prohibited weapon.
The defendant was subject to the measures of coercion of term of identity and residence and preventive detention, according to the information conveyed by the Judicial Court of the District of Madeira, regarding the 1st interrogation carried out today in the Funchal Court, through a statement.
Three shots fired
JM reported another follow up this Sunday morning, reporting that it was a “calculated murder, carried out coldly. (the newspaper) learned that the murderer entered the Sirius restaurant, in Funchal, with a firearm in hand, shot the mortal victim, then turned to another man at the table and shot him in the leg while he was protecting his daughter, and he still fired again at his first target, then calmly left space. This is the theme that makes the headline of your JM today.
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