An ex-con identified as Merison dos Santos Silva was found shot to death outside his home in the SÃ£o JoÃ£o da EscÃ³cia neighborhood of Caruaru, state of Pernambuco, Brazil. The murder occurred early in the morning on Sunday, September 4th, 2016.
Merison was shot in the hand and the base of the skull with a .38. The hand wound was defensive and as he tried to run, he was shot at the base of the skull. He had a prior for illegal possession of firearms.
No suspects in custody.