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Police Commissioner Samuel Espinoza Gunned Down in Bugaba

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Police Commissioner gunned down in Chiriqui

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Panama’s mounting murder rate headed by criminal gangs added another victim on Tuesday, April 3 when a National Police (PN) Commissioner, on vacation was gunned down in the district of Bugaba, La Estrella, Chiriqui.

Samuel Espinoza was attacked by three assailants, who were trying to steal from his residence. A companion rushed him to the Pablo Espinoza Polyclinic, where he later died.

The authorities are continuing the investigations, in the highlands where the commissioner was vacationing prior to retiring. He lived in  Vacamonte, in the province of Panamá Oeste, reports El Siglo.

The PN director, Omar Pinzón, lamented the death of the commissioner and noted that specialized personnel are carrying out investigations to track down the killers.



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Raids snare three suspects in Police Commissioner murder

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A SERIES of police raids, in Chiriqui province have led to the arrest of three people for their alleged links to the killing of vacationing  55-year-old National Police, Samuel Espinosa Linsays, The men are 25, 28 and 29 years old, reports the Public Ministry (MP).

The murder occurred in the community of La Estrella, Bugaba district, on the Interamerican highway, opposite Sabores de Mi Tierra restaurant, in the evening of Tuesday, April 3. Espinoza was killed with five bullets.

Prosecutor Humberto Rodríguez Batista said that the three people apprehended are residents in the province of Chiriquí and the MP has not ruled out the possibility of linking other people to the gunning down of the Commissioner said the prosecutor.

The actions that allowed the arrests of the  three people were coordinated by the Specialized Section of Homicide and Femicide of Chiriqui  province in coordination with the Directorate of Judicial Investigation, Directorate of Police Investigation and the National Police



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