Sargent dies after gas station robbery

An incident that took place outside of a gas station in Penonomé on Monday left 3 dead, two criminals and a sergeant of the National Police.

Two men were attempting to rob the Delta fuel station, located at the entrance of El Encanto at dusk. Once officials were notified, they began an operation to intercept the criminals. During the confrontation the captain was shot at and forced to respond with lethal force. 

The Public Ministry initiated an investigation reporting that all those who collaborated with the investigation including a taxi driver, were not injured.

Police issued a statement expressing their condolences to the family of second sergeant Luis Gudiño, who served the Coclé Police Zone.