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Dominican police kill suspect in attack on German tourist

Police in the Dominican Republic say they have killed one of two men suspected in the slaying of an elderly German tourist during a robbery.

The tourist was walking with his wife along the seawall Thursday evening in Puerto Plata when the couple was accosted by two assailants. Police Chief Nelson Peguero said 76-year-old Ernst Gunter Haun apparently struggled with the men when they tried to take a necklace and was fatally shot.

Peguero said officers identified the assailants from surveillance camera footage and located them several hours later. He said a 22-year-old suspect was killed in a shootout. The other remained at large.

Tourism Minister Francisco Javier Garcia called for a special commission to investigate the attack in Puerto Plata, which is crowded with tourists for the high season.