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Sunday Shooting Leaves One Dead

Murder VictimAnother unfortunate and disturbing murder case in San Pedro highlights the headlines in San Pedro just a month after the gruesome murder of Maria Antonia Plaza Gomez. This time around a man was shot and killed during the early hours of Sunday, November 28, 2010, in the San Juan Area just north of San Pedro Town and the killing is being linked to illegal drugs.

The victim has been identified as 20-year-old Benjamin Wade; police in their report gave the name of the victim as Bejon Wade. Reports are that Wade was shot in the head at close range and the San Pedro Police Department says that when they picked him up at around 6a.m. he was bleeding profusely from a wound to the left temple.

Police Update: The murder victim has now been identified as Francis Alexander Cardenas (previously known as Bejan “Benjamin” Wade).

Sources say that Wade was found in a sitting position, leaning up against a fence at the corner of Seaweed and Sand Piper Streets. It appears that Wade was first beaten, tortured and then taken to the area in a golf cart where he was shot in the head and left for dead.

Residents in the area report hearing a single gunshot and that it took Police a long time to find a doctor to examine Wade at the scene. It was until about two hours after the shooting that he was able to receive medical attention at the San Pedro Poly Clinic where he died receiving treatment.

Police have recovered a blood-spatters golf cart and an expended 9 millimeter shell believed to have been used in the murder and at the scene there was another 9 millimeter shell recovered.

Wade’s body now lies at the morgue at the Karl Heusner Memorial hospital where it awaits a post mortem examination. Police continue their investigations.

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