The Seventh Criminal Court of the Barranquilla Circuit sentenced Tommy Yoel Zerpa Brito this Thursday night, aka Tommy Massacre to 37 years and five months in prison for the murder of shopkeeper Gerardo Reyes Vega, Perpetrated last Monday, February 24, in the Chiquinquirá neighborhood.
The events for which ‘Tommy Massacre’, a Venezuelan national, was convicted were recorded at the La María store, located on Carrera 31 with Calle 40, the place where the convicted today arrived and shot him in one off your shoulders.
After the attack he got on a motorcycle in which he fled with an accomplice.
Relatives of the victim took him to the emergency room of the Barranquilla Hospital, but he passed away while receiving medical attention.
According to the authorities, the shopkeeper had been the victim of extortion by the criminal gang ‘Los Papalópez’.
The day after the homicide, General Ricardo Alarcón Campos, commander of the Barranquilla Metropolitan Police, revealed that Alarcón, Reyes Vega, 58, had reported being a victim of extortion by alias el Menor, a suspected criminal who was being hired by ‘los Papalópez’ to commit extortion and assassinations in Chiquinquirá, Rebolo and San Roque, mainly.
Relatives of the murdered shopkeeper assured EL HERALDO at the time that the extortionists They demanded from Reyes Vega the sum of $ 10 million and a weekly fee of $ 50 thousand, in exchange for not threatening his life or those of his relatives.
The Seventh Criminal Judge of the Barranquilla Circuit found criminally responsible for the crime of aggravated homicide to ‘Tommy Massacre’ and denied him house arrest.