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Philippines Murder Victim Accidentally Photographed Killer


Reynalyn Dagsa, left, and Andrew Dagsa, children of Reynaldo Dagsa, pray beside the coffin of their slain father during his wake at their residence at Caloocan city north of Manila, Philippines, 4 Jan 2011

Reynalyn Dagsa, left, and Andrew Dagsa, children of Reynaldo Dagsa, pray beside the coffin of their slain father during his wake at their residence at Caloocan city north of Manila, Philippines, 4 Jan 2011

Police in the Philippines say a murdered councilman accidentally photographed his killer just seconds before he was shot.

Reynaldo Dagsa, a district council member in Metropolitan Manila, was standing in front of his house taking a picture of his wife, daughter and mother-in-law when he was fatally shot on New Year's Day. A photo snapped seconds before the shooting shows a man with a raised gun standing behind Dagsa's grinning family members.

The family provided the photo to police and a copy appeared on the front page of a Manila newspaper Tuesday.

Police say a suspect and an accomplice have already been arrested as a result of the photo. The main suspect is identified as a possible car thief who is out on bail after being arrested as a result of a complaint by Dagsa.

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