Monday 14 June 2021

Eight Men In Custody Related To Wed. Morning Shootout With Police

Six of the men in the minivan carries two bodies were on possibly out looking for a place to dump them

Following the chase, a gunfight and discovery of two bodies in a minivan Wednesday morning in La Sabana, police did not sit on their hands, by the end of the day they had eight suspects in custody.

Photo Alonso Tenorio.

The story began in the early hours of Wednesday morning when the six live occupants of a green minivan, on the autopista General Cañas in the Alajuela – San Jose direction, were “paseando” two bodies looking for a place to dump them, when they ran into a police “reten” (checkpoint) in the area of the Nissan dealership.

- Advertisement -

The reten caught the ‘repartidores’ (delivery men) by surprise, it appears, evading the checkpoint and police gave pursuit. It was on the ramp off the Ruta 27, in the Caldera direction, that leads to the road in front of the National Stadium, that police cornered the minivan. The men got out in a blaze of gunfire and spread out in various directions.

Photo Alonso Tenorio.

Álvaro González, head of the OIJ homicide section of San José, said that officials of the Fuerza Publica (National Police) were able to catch up with four of the six men fleeing the minivan. By the end of the day, around 7:30 pm, on Twitter, the Minister Publico confirmed the Fiscalia (Prosecutor’s Office) confirmed had eight men in custody.

“When the suspects felt cornered they got out of the bus and there was an exchange of gunfire between the officers and the men. In the shooting one of the suspects was received a bullet wound in the back, but is out of danger,” said the OIJ chief. “After the officers caught the four subjects, they went to check the minivan and got an unpleasant surprise. Behind the driver’s seat and the passenger were two human bodies.”

- Advertisement -

Photo Alonso Tenorio.

According to Gonzalez, the bodies were wrapped in blankets and the inside of the minivan was covered with blood and do not rule out the group was headed for the Ruta 27 to dump the bodies in some vacant lot.

Unofficially, one of the bodies is said to have been decapitated and the head was in a handbag, also found inside the minivan.

Photo Alonso Tenorio.

Gonzalez added that the police checkpoint was due to an increase in gang violence in the Pavas area, related to disputes between rival gangs battling for turf.

- Advertisement -

FACT CHECK:
We strive for accuracy in its reports. But if you see something that doesn’t look right, send us an email. The Q reviews and updates its content regularly to ensure it’s accuracy.

Ricohttp://www.theqmedia.com
"Rico" is the crazy mind behind the Q media websites, a series of online magazines where everything is Q! In these times of new normal, stay at home. Stay safe. Stay healthy.

Related Articles

Spanish police frustrate “hit” on Tico sent from Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - A man in Costa Rica planned and ordered the...

Latin America Sees Rise in Vaccine-related Crimes

InSightcrime.org - As Latin American countries struggle to ramp up COVID-19...

MOST READ

Direct flight will connect Guanacaste with Austin starting in November

QCOSTARICA - American Airlines announced that starting November 2, 2021, it will offer a direct flight between Austin, Texas and the Daniel Oduber International...

Apple extended the life of its older iPhones

QTECH - Whether due to the global economic crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic or due to shortages of electronic components, raw materials, factory...

Simple to request certification of vaccines against covid-19 applied in Costa Rica and abroad

QCOSTARICA - The Ministry of Health issued a new guideline on Thursday that establishes the requirements to request the vaccination certificate against covid-19 in...

Plate rupture has potential for stronger quakes

QCOSTARICA - The 5.7-magnitude tremor, felt at 5:27 pmon Thursday, occurred in a maritime zone with the potential for stronger earthquakes, explained Ivonne Arroyo,...

Diseases, weather and low prices hit the orange sector in Costa Rica

HQ - The appearance of pests and diseases, in particular the 'dragón amarillo' (yellow dragon), the impact of the weather and a sharp drop...

Today’s Covid News: Contagion rate in Costa Rica remains unchanged in the last week

QCOSTARICA - The contagion rate of covid-19 in Costa Rica in the last week did not change, a fact that is seen for the...

Tourism’s path to recovery

QREPORTS - A new travel trends research paper released today by Tripadvisor®, the world's largest travel guidance platform, reveals that vaccine rollouts globally are...

Europe opens the doors to tourism, these are the requirements

Q TRAVEL - Europe opened the doors to tourism. While worldwide vaccination against covid-19 advances above the levels of each country, the restrictions are...

Daniel Ortega undertook a hunt for presidential candidates and opponents

TODAY NICARAGUA – In an unprecedented persecution, the Daniel Ortega regime detained four presidential candidates in one week, a move that is part of...

WANT TO STAY UP TO DATE WITH THE LATEST!

Get our daily newsletter with the latest posts directly in your mailbox. Click on the subscribe and fill out the form. It's that simple!

Log In

Forgot password?

Forgot password?

Enter your account data and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Your password reset link appears to be invalid or expired.

Log in

Privacy Policy

Add to Collection

No Collections

Here you'll find all collections you've created before.