The accused of involvement in drug trafficking, known as “Rodrigo Batatão,” was shot with three pistol shots that hit his chest and head at around 9 pm Thursday. He was sitting in front of a bar located on Avenida Francisco Queiróz, Colonia Colonia Santo Antônio, Zona Norte de Manaus.
Family members of “Batatão” confirmed on Friday morning that he remained and was hospitalized in a very serious condition, at the ICU Hospital and Emergency Room Dr. João Lúcio. Because it is a case of attempted murder, military police officers on duty at HPS are on standby at the Intensive Care Unit where Rodrigo is hospitalized.
Witnesses to the assassination attempt report that “Batatão” was alone and drinking a beer when two men got off a motorcycle and were already firing shots at him. Rodrigo tried to run into the bar, but fell soon after, screaming for help. No one dared to rescue him as fear of reprisals from the criminals.
The first shot had hit the back and when the accused was dying on the ground, the gunslingers approached and did the other two shots to his head, returned to the motorcycle and left the site at high speed. There is information that “Batatão” was already threatened with death by enemies he contracted in drug trafficking.
The attempted homicide was recorded and is being investigated by a team from the 6th Integrated Police District. “Batatão” would have been the target of revenge for some crimes practiced in the neighborhood. A second piece of information received by the police indicates that he was owed strong East Zone traffickers, in a deal between them and now, they tried to end his life.
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