Sámara shooting probed by agents and prosecutors

A 24-year-old man died near Sámara Wednesday evening after the man who shot him said he had been threatened with a knife. Judicial agents and prosecutors are trying to find out the facts.

The dead man was identified as Wilberth Araya País. The man who called police to report the crime and surrendered has the last names of Dibango Nezil, said the Poder Judicial. He was being questioned Thursday.

The Judicial Investigating Organization said that Dibango reported he encountered Araya acting suspiciously on a farm or finca in the Santo Domingo section of Sámara, which is on the Pacific coast of the Nicoya peninsula.

The shooting happened about 6 p.m. The dead man was hit twice in the legs and once in the head, said judicial agents.

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