|DominicanToday.com - Five gunmen shot and killed three policemen at point-blank range and injured another early Sunday in front of the Fire Dept. station of the sector Los Girasoles, just 20 meters from the Police post in the cemetery Cristo Redentor.
National Police chief Jose Armando Polanco identified the victims as first lieutenant Martires Perez Diaz and the corporals Roberto Otaño Medina and Jose Arturo Ogando, who died from the various bullet wounds, while sergeant Alejandro Alcántara Mateo is being attended in the Police Hospital.
Arrested in a mausoleum in connection with the crime was Janeiro Luis Monción Núñez, who hid in an attempt to evade the police pursuit, and who identified the others as Franklin de la Cruz Martinez (Momolo) and others as Chepe, Alexis and Manauris.
One of the gunmen is reportedly a sailor in the Navy.
Moments before the murders the group tried to assault a propane gas plant located in the sector Pantoja and took a revolver from a watchman.
Polanco asked the fugitives to surrender and prevent more bloodshed, "since they heavily armed with pistols and shotguns