Wueh, imagine this happening to you

[SIZE=7]Chilling photo captures Philippines politician’s killer moments before he is shot dead[/SIZE]

[SIZE=6]A local councilman in the the Philippines, Reynaldo Dagsa, took this photo of his family at the same moment that his suspected killer, seen in the background on the left, took aim with a pistol.[/SIZE]
(Dagsa Family)

BY Philip Caulfield


Tuesday, January 4, 2011, 8:31 AM

A politician in the Philippines who was shot dead while taking a photograph of his family on New Year’s Day captured his killer on camera just seconds before the assassin fired the fatal shots.

Reynaldo Dagsa, a 35-year-old district councilor in the metro area of Manila, was taking a photograph of his wife, daughter and mother-in-law outside of his home at the exact moment his killer stepped from behind a nearby car and took aim.

In the photograph, the man is shown standing behind Dagsa’s smiling daughter, wearing a black baseball cap backward – and a cold gaze – as he points his pistol directly at the camera.

The barrel of the pistol is illuminated by the camera’s flash.

Just seconds later, Dagsa was shot in the right forearm and the chest. He was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.

After discovering the terrifying coincidence, Dagsa’s family gave the camera to police, who used the photo to find the gunman and his lookout, who was also caught in the photograph.

The two men were arrested in separate raids in Manila on Monday, according to The Associated Press.

Caloocan city police Chief Jude Santos said the suspect was a car thief who was out on bail and likely sought revenge because Dagsa had ordered his arrest last year.

Dagsa’s wife and daughter told local reporters that the family was headed out into the city to join the boisterous crowds celebrating the New Year.

The shots, the family said, were masked by the popping of nearby firecrackers. They only knew something was wrong when he fell to the ground after being hit.

A portrait of Reynalyn Dagsa at his wake at his family’s home in Caloocan city, north of Manila. (AP)

That’s called solving your own murder mystery.