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Midmorning murder in front of City Hall Print E-mail
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Written by The Guardian   
Thursday, 19 June 2014 14:39

Tulio Caceres, a 30 year-old man from Taylor’s Alley, was killed in broad daylight on Friday, June 13, in front of City Hall, one of the busiest locations in the City.

At around 10:30 a.m., Caceres was in the park across the street from City Hall, and he was playing cards with 3 other companions when a gunman came up Majestic Alley (also known as Pinks Alley) and shot him at close-range. Caceres realized that the gunman had come to execute him, and so he tried to flee, and that’s when the gunman set chase. He only managed to escape a short distance away at the corner of Pinks alley and North Front Street. When he collapsed on the ground, the gunman reportedly stood over him and fired several more shots to ensure that Caceres was dead. He was injured more than 4 times in the upper body, and he died on the spot.

Though the murder took place in front of the City Hall, which is a very well trafficked location, police say that they’re having difficulty investigating the crime because eyewitnesses have been unwilling to come forward with information because the shooting is gang related.

Tulio Caceres is considered to be an affiliate of Taylor’s Alley, which is considered to be enemies to those from Majestic Alley, and so, police are trying to figure out what he was doing in a location considered to be enemy territory.

He was the father of one child, and very recently, he was one of the main organizers of the Days of Healing which took place in Taylor’s Alley. The Days of Healing is a grassroots program done by community activist Perry Smith, to try to curb the violence in the City’s crime hotspots.