Lawyer César Augusto Fábrega Rodríguez, 51 years old, was shot dead on Sunday afternoon as he was leaving mass in the Saint John the Evangelist Church, located in Santiago.
Fábrega seemed restless, he had gone out and entered the church; In the last exit he went to check his car and was intercepted by a subject who got out of a Nissan Sentra B13 vehicle that fired 4 shots at point blank range: one on the forehead and three on the chest. The detonations alarmed a huge number of faithful and many people left terrified.
The car used had been stolen on February 2 in Juan Díaz, in the district of Panama. The gunmen abandoned the vehicle in the Inter-American routenear a used motel.
Fábregam, who had been practicing as a lawyer since 1999, represented one of the defendants in the Anti-drug operation “Fortress”but the subject revoked his power last November.
the deputy commissioner Marcos Rodger said that everything indicates that it is a settling of accounts or contract killing. The police chief said that the lawyer had reported an attack by a criminal gang for which he had had some kind of function as a legal professional.
Operation “Fortaleza” allowed the apprehension of 25 people, lThe seizure of 2 farms and in one of them 31 horses were located, as well as a cove. 16 high-end four-wheel drive vehicles and $274,910.80 were also seized.