It’s being called “a crime shrouded in mystery”. 22 year old flip flops owner Ednaldo Alves da Silva was shot dead with a 9 mm caliber pistol on the afternoon of Tuesday February 14, 2012 in the neighborhood of Farol (Lighthouse) in Maceio.
“Preto” (Black) as he was better known, was playing pool with a few friends in “Bar do Coitadinho” (Bar of the Poor – love the name) on Rua Retiro Saudoso, in Ladeira da Cobra. At around 4pm that afternoon, an Opel Vectra vehicle pulled by the bar. A man nobody recognized walked inside waving a handgun about and ordered Ednaldo’s friends to leave.
“Attention everyone. This is your chance to walk away. All I want is him” said the killer and pointed at Ednaldo Alves da Silva. Panic ensued, shots were fired and da Silva went down dying instantly with his nose buried deep in his pooling blood. The vehicle was later found abandoned by criminals in the neighborhood of Bebedouro (Trough).
Ednaldo Alves was well known to the police and served prison time on a number of occasions.