Man killed by police in Dominican Republic after shooting wife and shooting six people

The moment when a man robbed a woman and took her car during a shooting was caught on camera.

Anyelo Santana, 39, is seen gunning the woman’s car shortly after allegedly shooting his estranged wife in the Dominican Republic.

He then made a shooting in the eastern city of Higuey on Saturday that left seven people dead and eight others injured before he was killed by police.

Santana, 39, shot her estranged wife, Angela Acosta, 28, after an argument at her home, then left her for dead.

A resident filmed the moment Santana robbed a woman at gunpoint before going on a shooting spree through the streets of 21 de Enero’s Higüey neighborhood.

Anyelo Santana shot his wife Angela Acosta during an alleged jealous rage he had and then carjacked two drivers when he went on a shooting spree in the eastern Dominican Republic town of Higüey that killed six people and injured six others before the authorities shot him dead during a shooting

A resident in the Higüey neighborhood on 21 de Enero records the moment Anyelo Santana robbed a woman, shortly after shooting his estranged wife, Angela Acosta, in their former home on Saturday.  Santana, 39, shot 12 people, killing six, before dying after a shootout with police

A resident in the Higüey neighborhood on 21 de Enero records the moment Anyelo Santana robbed a woman, shortly after shooting his estranged wife, Angela Acosta, in their former home on Saturday. Santana, 39, shot 12 people, killing six, before dying after a shootout with police

Rafael Reynoso, 45, was standing outside his house with a group of people when Santana fired into the crowd and fled, according to the digital newspaper Diario Libre.

Reynoso said he knew Santana and had a few beers with him Friday night.

“Once he did, he went after other people,” Reynoso said.

Santana raided a cell phone store and shot and killed Jineiry Cuevas, 21, and her brother, Michael Cuevas, 16, who were buying a phone at the store to give their father as a gift on Father’s Day, which fell on Sunday.

Both siblings suffered gunshot wounds to the abdomen.

“The pain is indescribable, there are no words to express what it feels like to lose a child,” said father Cesar Henríquez. Diario Libre.

Jineiry Cuevas (left) and her brother, Michael Cuevas (right) were looking for a cell phone to gift their father for Father's Day—which is celebrated on the last Sunday of July in the Dominican Republic—when Anyelo Acosta walked in. went to the store and carried them out

Jineiry Cuevas (left) and her brother, Michael Cuevas (right) were looking for a cell phone to gift their father for Father’s Day — which is celebrated on the last Sunday of July in the Dominican Republic — when Anyelo Acosta walked in. went to the store and carried them out

Anyelo Santana, who was the father of Angela Acosta's two children, had a history of reporting domestic violence, the National Police of the Dominican Republic said.

Anyelo Santana, who was the father of Angela Acosta’s two children, had a history of reporting domestic violence, the National Police of the Dominican Republic said.

Santana led police on a chase after forcing two people out of their vehicle and trying to escape the police by hiding in an auto repair shop. He engaged the police in a shootout before being shot and killed.

The other victims killed have been identified as Victoriana Villa, 69; Ezequiel Perez; Ronny Peguero; and Miguel Pilier.

Among the injured are Darwin Castro, 27; Johnny Arias, 45; Cecilio Reynoso, 57; and a 12-year-old, whose name has not been released.

The newspaper El Nacional reported that authorities had not provided the names of two other injured, including a pregnant woman.

All injured victims, except Santana’s wife, have been treated and discharged from two regional hospitals.

Acosta, who underwent surgery to remove the bullets, told the National Police that she and Santana had been separated for a month.

However, Santana, the father of the couple’s two children, kept showing up at their former home to beat her out of jealousy. Police said he has reported domestic violence in the past.

Higuey Mayor Rafael Barón Duluc said: ‘It is impossible to fully know what drives a human being to commit such an act’

“But what we do know is that our hearts go out to all the wounded men and women in Higüey.

“Our thoughts go out to all the families who have lost a loved one in this terrible tragedy.”

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