Two shot dead by police in Dominican Republic during fumbled attempt to kidnap Briton
The pair were said to have been killed during a firefight after trying to take a 49-year-old named locally as John Basil Valentine from an upmarket area of the Dominican Republic capital Santo Domingo.
A 9mm Browning pistol was found on the first of the two alleged kidnappers, named as 34-year-old Samuel Aristides Melo Torres.
The second suspect killed, named as Teodoro Samuel Melo Cuevas, was reportedly carrying a Taurus pistol.
The incident happened in an exclusive area of Santo Domingo called Bella Vista as police tried to arrest the men suspected of holding the Brit against his will. It... read more
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