Messenger gunned down in Zapote

A messenger for the Spoon restaurant chain died Sunday afternoon when he was attacked by two robbers.

The judicial police identified the victim by the last name of  Codinez, He was 45 and lived in Hatillo 2, agents said.

The shooting took place in Zapote across the street from the Registro Nacional at the entrance to PriceSmart, observers said.

The messenger was carrying money from the restaurants for deposit. He was on a motorcycle, and was ambushed by two men also on a motorcycle.

The messenger struggled with the robbers and fought to keep the briefcase containing the money. They shot him for that reason, investigators said.

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