Hotel guest gunned down while trying to stop crime

Agents have detained two men in the killing of a hotel guest in Cariari de Pococí early Friday.

The victim, identified by the last name of Fernández, shot it out with two men who tried to stick up the hotel staff about 1 a.m., said the Judicial Investigating Organization. He was 38.

Fernández apparently became aware of a robbery of hotel staff at the reception deck and pulled his own gun to stop the crime. One of the robbers suffered wounds, agents said.

A short time later a man showed up at a local clinic with bullet wounds in his body. He was detained as a suspect, and agents were able to locate a second man.

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