Slain Filipino councilman caught killer in family photo

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    Slain Filipino councilman caught killer in family photo

    http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2011/01/04...-photo/?hpt=T2

    It's not uncommon for criminals to be caught on tape in the age of smartphones and pocket-sized cameras, but you don't often hear of someone photographing their own murderer.

    The Philippine Daily Inquirer and hundreds of other news outlets are reporting that Caloocan City Councilman Reynaldo Dagsa did just that on New Year's Day.

    The photo, which was distributed to police and the media by the Dagsa family, shows Dagsa's wife, daughter and another relative posing for a photograph. A man in the background is standing behind the family and another man wearing a backward baseball cap is holding a small-caliber pistol, whose muzzle is highlighted by the camera's flash.

    The family seems unaware of the gunman's presence. Presumably, the two shots that entered the councilman's chest and arm rang out just after his shutter snapped. Dagsa was pronounced dead at the hospital.

    The Inquirer reported that the man holding the .45-caliber was Michael Gonzalez, who was arrested Monday in Manila.

    Police are still looking for the other man standing behind the family, identified as Rommel Oliva, who may have been serving as a lookout, the newspaper reported. Police also hope to find another suspected lookout, Francis Bumjal, who is not in the photograph, according to the Inquirer.

    Chief Inspector Crescencio Galvez of the Caloocan police told the Inquirer that the men were known car thieves out on bail, and they may have been angry with Dagsa for having them arrested last year.

    Galvez further said Dagsa was a member of the Barangay Peacekeeping Action Team and was active in maintaining order in his region.

    Gun violence is prevalent in the impoverished Philippines, and cheap guns are available legally and through the black market, according to London's Daily Mail. The U.S. State Department reports that "kidnappings and violent assaults do occur in metro Manila and elsewhere" and issued a travel warning late last year saying that kidnap-for-ransom gangs are active throughout the island nation of 100 million.

    Assassins on motorbikes have also posed problems, making headlines when a security guard in November killed an actor that he mistook for a real motorcycle gunman.
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    Image source - http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/...c=tumblr&cc=fp


    Image source - As linked from within the above CNN article.

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    Holy cow.... That's surreal.
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    Hopefully he will be punished accordingly. Unfortunately the legal system is very corrupt in The Philippines.

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    Wow, insane. Look at the guy's grip, too. He was obviously serious. I wouldn't be surprised if he was from the government, or maybe ex-government. There's a lot of corruption in the Philippines, and retribution even between families seems to be all too commonplace.

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    With all the cameras around nowadays it's really hard for a criminal to work without getting caught
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    Sadly he did this right in front of the family, knowing they would see him die.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glockman10mm View Post
    Sadly he did this right in front of the family, knowing they would see him die.
    Yep. ^^

    As to his grip it shows that the shooter had some degree of training as beyond novice/newbie shooter.
    He's got a proper MI grip, he used the car body as for further support...And he takes the shot with both eyes open.

    People imagine BGs to be gun moron unskilled idiots.
    That is not always the case....and some of them do even train.

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    I would not doubt if the assasin has military or police training. Kidnapping of businessmen, especially Chinese, is prevalent in the Philippines, and many of the perps are military or police.

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    It's hard to tell, but it looks as if most or all of the illumination is due to the camera flash and the attackers were essentially invisible until that point. Another article I was reading said there was so much noise due to fireworks (and likely others firing into the air) that the family didn't even hear the shots that killed him and knew there was something wrong only because he collapsed.

    That right there is a nightmare scenario. A witness to your impending doom and not a thing you could do about it and not knowing if you were the only target or merely the first. Thankfully, it doesn't appear there was any intention to make an example of him to other officials or his family would surely have followed.

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    Good point Socal.

    A good bet is that both these hyena crept up from the shadows of that alleyway and took advantage of stealth & timing.

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    Good call Socal. That would explain why he snapped the picture despite a gun being pointed at him.
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    Or he was so focused on taking the picture that he wasn't able to recognize the threat.
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    Holy CRAP!!!!!!!

    Guy must have just popped up at the split second the pic was sanpped and took the shot.
    Or else why would't the pic taker/deceased have said something?

    How Bizzarre.
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