July 30, 2021

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24-year-old man murdered in Lajas

A murder and a gunshot wound was reported at about 9:02 p.m. on Thursday, on the PR-117 highway, Pilar Del Toro Final street in the Lajas Arriba neighborhood in Lajas.

According to the police report, a call was received through the 9-1-1 emergency system. When the Police units arrive at the scene, they found the shot body of a man inside a vehicle Toyota Tercel, white from 1999.

The subject was identified as Melvin Cruz Román, 24, who had multiple gunshot wounds in different parts of the body.

In this incident, a man identified as Jonathan Orach Pabón, 21, was also wounded by a gunshot, who had serious injuries to the chest and right femur. He was transported to the Hospital Metropolitano de San Germán in serious condition and was later referred to the Mayagüez Medical Center.

Lieutenant Aníbal Pérez, director of the Homicide Division of the Mayagüez Criminal Investigation Corps, investigates.

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