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Councilman captures photo of his killer

By the CNN Wire Staff
The family of Reynaldo Dagsa provided police a photo that reportedly shows the councilman's New Year's Day killer.
The family of Reynaldo Dagsa provided police a photo that reportedly shows the councilman's New Year's Day killer.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Local councilman in Philippines was taking a family photo when he was shot
  • Reynaldo Dagsa's picture shows the gunman in the background, aiming at him
  • Police: Gunman will be found based on photo
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(CNN) -- Moments before being shot, a local councilman in the Philippines captured a photograph of the man who was about to pull the trigger.

Now, police are using it to solve the case and track down the killer.

Reynaldo Dagsa, councilman of a section of Caloocan City, was taking a picture of three of his family members standing alongside a car.

In the photo, behind them, is a man in a cap pointing a gun directly at Dagsa.

There is also another man in the photo, later identified as the shooter's lookout, CNN affiliate ABS-CBN reported.

Man 'solves' his own murder

There was so much noise in the street that the family did not hear the gunshot, but saw Dagsa fall to the ground, police said. Dagsa later died in a hospital.

The family turned the photo over to police, who then raided homes in the area and arrested two men.

Caloocan Police Chief Superintendent Jude Santos told CNN the two are suspects.

"But the gunman is still at large," he said. "But we will get him -- he has been identified in the photo."

 
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