The Dominican Republic’s minister of terrain and natural coffers has been shot and killed in his office by a close nonage friend, police in the country have said.
Orlando Jorge Mera, 55, was holding a assembly at the time of the onslaught on Monday, June 6, and at least six shots were heard during the onslaught, police say.
A presidential spokesperson linked the killer as Miguel Cruz, describing him as a nonage friend of the minister.
Police say Cruz is now in guardianship indeed though the motive for the firing remains unclear as at press time.
In a statement, Jorge Mera’s family said he’d been shot multiple times by a man he was musketeers with since nonage but that they had forgiven his killer.
” Our family forgives the person who did this. One of Orlando’s topmost patrimonies was to not hold grievances,” they added.
Mr Jorge Mera had served in peremptory President Luis Abinader’s administration since July 2020.
He was the son of former President Salvador Jorge- Blanco and a launching member of the governing Modern Revolutionary Party( PRM).
He’s survived by his woman who’s also the Dominican minister to Brazil and two sons, one of whom is also a PRM legislator.