Dominican Republic: Pastor reveals Joel received six gunshot wounds and Elisa four

The Cristo Salvador cemetery in San Isidro will be the final resting place of Elisa Muñoz and Joel Díaz, the 32 and 35-year-old evangelical couple, respectively. They were killed by several police officers while returning from Villa Altagracia to Santo Domingo on Tuesday night.

At 3:00 p.m. of this Good Friday, the bodies will be taken to the holy field from the Blandino Funeral Home on Sabana Larga Avenue, where they have been exhibited since Thursday. There, weeping, anger, demands for justice, and police reform predominated among the petitions of the relatives, friends, and siblings of the victims.

According to Fernando Ramirez, of the shots fired by police officers on the night of the incident, Joel received six and Elisa four, pastor of the church they attended.

The couple was part of a group of believers dedicated to building churches and working with children in Los Ganchos and El Puerto, in Villa Altagracia. On Holy Saturday, they had another activity with the children in Sabana Perdida, Santo Domingo Norte.


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