Aljezur beach restaurant owner killed in Sunday shooting

in World · 02-05-2019 09:56:00 · 0 Comments

PJ police have arrested a man in connection with the killing of the owner of a beach bar on Amado beach in Alejzur, Western Algarve, which could have been brought on by a long-standing feud.

PJ police arrested the individual suspected of having killed the owner of the beach restaurant on Praia do Amado, on the coast of Aljezur, on Sunday, hours after the shooting occurred.


Citing a PJ source, newspaper Público wrote that “recurrent disagreements” between the two men could be at the root of the crime.
Identified as 44-year-old Jorge Cabrita, the victim was the owner of a beach restaurant; the 41-year-old suspect was a local fisherman, but according to sources, the two “could not stand the sight of each other”.


According to Público their quarrels stretched back years and had even prompted a court case.


A video published by the victim’s brother on his Facebook page, taken from the video surveillance of the beach restaurant, alluded to the suspect having “attempted an assault” on 25 April. In the video a physical altercation can be seen along with the intervention of GNR officers.


Last Sunday, at around 11am, Jorge Cabrita was shot at close range with a shotgun while arranging chairs on the restaurant’s esplanade. Aljezur fire-fighters and INEM emergency medics were called to the scene of the crime but despite attempting to revive him, the victim was eventually declared dead at the scene.


The suspect was arrested a few hours later by the team of investigators from PJ’s Criminal Investigation Department, aided by the GNR.


The suspect is being held in custody pending trial.


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