Local January 13, 2023 | 10:00 am

Police kill three in the Luperón expansion

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“Thank God authorities have already stopped that gang, they have to catch them all,” a young man said, explaining that the insecurity in the capital’s Luperón expansion causes too much stress. According to the National Police, three men accused of belonging to a criminal gang were killed during a confrontation with police officers on 37th Street in that sector while attempting to arrest them. Adrián Mercedes Duran (El Mello), Brailyn Garcia Martinez (Brian), and an unidentified third person were killed, and authorities claim to have seized three firearms at the scene.

Some residents ignored the press and urged others not to reveal details of the violent act to those who attempted it; while others did offer statements, they said they were tired of the suffocating situation. Residents of the neighborhood and nearby streets, while acknowledging the work of the police, expressed their fear in the face of the sector’s crime wave. “You can’t even sit in front of the house for fear of the criminals taking your cell phone and hitting you,” said a neighbor who did not want to be identified. According to citizens who requested anonymity, the criminals killed were dedicated to following people who engaged in commercial transactions or carried valuables.

“They’re not from here; they’re from the 27 de Febrero neighborhood,” a local explained. The shooting, according to a 37th Street merchant, was prompted by the unscrupulous. “The cops did not shoot first; they asked them to surrender and then fired back,” he added. In this sense, the business owner praised the police force’s actions in the face of a criminal siege.



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January 13, 2023 11:54 am

I wonder if anyone has the solution to the problem of armed gangs that roam the streets and make armed robberies. I tend to agree that they come from different barrios to where they commit crimes.. The problem is that the people dealing in the stolen goods and allegedly giving pay offs to the police are never shot or prosecuted . There simply is not enough space in the prisons to house all the delinquents so maybe the cruel option of shooting them is better than letting them continue their crimes.

Luis Grullon
January 13, 2023 3:39 pm

The community needs to arm themselves, communicate via WhatsApp, alert the arm members of the community find them and shoot them. If the cops can’t do Thier jobs, the community needs to stand-up for themselves
Tell Luis abinader until your police department does is Job correctly. And have regular patrols and the community, we will do it ourselves

January 14, 2023 10:52 pm
Reply to  Luis Grullon

correct …