Thursday, February 21, 2008

Omar

A couple of weeks ago I went with Ernest Montgomery to Bonao, to take some photos for a book he is putting together. Yesterday, I get a call from one of the guys we met and find out that one of the models, Omar, was killed in a drive-by shooting.

I only got a chance to meet him once. But hanging out with him and his friends at the river in Bonao, you could see how close they all were.

R.I.P.

13 comments:

CLOAKED said...

My heart goes out to his family and friends in this moment of distress.

Anonymous said...

That's very sad news. Do you know if this happened in Bonao or SD? I'm shocked such violence happens down there.

Be careful

Anonymous said...

This is so shocking, and I don't even know this person. He is SO BEAUTIFUL and looks like the most civilized of people. Was the bullit meant for him? I have so many questions and truly feel a loss.

Paul said...

That is very sad and such a waste of a young life. I thought drive-bys were a uniquely American phenomenon, but it looks like we export some misery too.

Anonymous said...

Violence of all sorts is becoming more and more common in the D.R. as in many other parts of the world! In addition, the number of extraditions of ex-convicts from the U.S. back to the D.R. is not helping any. And while the late Omar looked like a wholesome, young man one never knows in what kind of mischief he may have been involved. Very sad, indeed!
From Puerto Rico,
Rafael

John K said...

How very sad and tragic. Poor Omar. Bonao looked so sleepy when we were up there, but I realize that crime and violence are everywhere.

Anonymous said...

are you receiving my commets to your news blogs???? I just wonder because i rarely see them posted???? thanks, JIM

Antonello said...

so bad for him R.I.P.

Anonymous said...

That may have been the last photos he took, he looked so happy there.It seemed such a senseless way to go.My prayers go out to his loved ones.

Anonymous said...

Hello Anthony,
So sorry to hear about Omar. May He rest in peace. I made it back home safely. Thanks so much for hosting me at the Hotel for my night in Santo Domingo. The room was clean and nicely appointed. The young man at the front desk was very helpful when switching out the cable boxes. We had a great conversation about Al Horford, the newest Domincan NBA player. He was also easy on the eyes. (smile) I concluded my vacation back at Boca Chica. It was good seeing you again and hope to see you upon my return in May. - Sincerely, Frank

Anonymous said...

Hi Anthony, such a sad loss of life and for no dam good reason.My heart and sympathy goes out to his family and friends. May God rest his soul.JIM from Houston,Tx.

Anonymous said...

Wow. It was just recently that you posted about that photoshoot. My condolences go out to his family.

Anonymous said...

I am saddened to read this and I don't even know this young man. Any loss of life is a tragedy, especially of such a young person. We must stop this violence somehow!