“A dear person, hardworking above all. An honest person, who lived to work”, said Paulo Henrique Gomes, Silvio’s son, about his father.
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The businessman owned a bar for almost 30 years, on block 114 of Asa Norte. He was going out for a walk, when he was captured by three armed men at the door of his house. The suspects have already been identified, but they have not been arrested nor have their identities been revealed.
Relatives and friends said goodbye to a dead businessman in Sobradinho, DF — Photo: TV Globo/Reproduction
The victim delivered an envelope with BRL 5 thousand to criminals. However, when trying to hide in one of the rooms in the house, he ended up being hit in the head by one of the shots (see details below).
Silvio Ronaldo lived alone, was divorced and left two children. The businessman’s family said they knew he kept money at home and that he had a safe. However, relatives do not suspect anyone who is involved in the crime.
“My father was not involved, as far as we know, with illegal activities. He didn’t deal with anything illegal, he was a super hardworking person. He worked from Monday to Monday”, said the son.
Police find car used by suspects in killing businessman shot dead in DF
Three suspects in Silvio’s murder have already been identified by the Civil Police. According to the corporation, after the crime, they fled in a car.
Security cameras caught the moment when one of the criminals abandoned the vehicle, near the BR-020 (watch above). The car, which would be in the name of one of the suspects, has already been seized by investigators.
In the images, it is also possible to see that the criminal was wearing a hooded coat and carrying a backpack, at 7:38 am, less than 10 minutes after the businessman’s death.
Despite not having released the names of those investigated, the police said they are between 22 and 25 years old, and live near the condominium where the victim was killed. According to the investigation, all of them have criminal records. One of them left the prison system a month ago.
According to investigators, before the murder, the criminals were already at the door of the building where the victim lived. Silvio went out for a walk, as he always did at that time of day, and when he opened the apartment door, he was captured by the three armed robbers. The men asked for money, and made the businessman return to the property.
Silvio Ronaldo took an envelope with R$5,000 and handed it to the men. According to delegate Laércio de Carvalho, from the 35th Police Station, which is investigating the case, the victim tried to escape the trio, and locked herself in one of the rooms.
According to the police, the robbers wanted more money, but as the businessman died, they fled. For delegate Laércio de Carvalho, the crime was robbery – robbery followed by death.
The police do not rule out the participation of a fourth person, who would have information about the victim’s routine and about the money kept inside the house.
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