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Photo and Bullet: The Photographer and Gunman Who Shot Each Other

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Imagine taking an unintended photograph of your murderer just before dying. That’s exactly what happened to Reynaldo Dagsa, a Filipino politician.

Standing behind the camera on New Year’s Day in 2011, ready to take a photo of his family, the politician Reynaldo Dagsa expected to take a nice picture of his family and nothing more.

But just before pressing the button on his camera, a man appeared behind his family – photobombing them in the process – and drew out a gun. This man, Arnel Buenaflor, was to be his killer.

And just like that, Dagsa’s family with the murderer standing behind them and pointing his gun at the politician, was the last thing that he saw.

The photo was handed over to the police as evidence. The killer was arrested, along with some other suspects.

The shooter’s reason for the murder was revenge. Revenge for a gunshot to his head some months earlier, by a group affiliated with the politician.

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