In a cruel twist of fate, a Filipino councilman, who was taking pictures of his loved ones’ outside his home as part of the New Year celebrations, managed to capture his killer in a photo seconds before he was murdered.

The photo (embedded below) shows a gunman posturing to shoot Reynaldo Dagsa, a Manila district councillor, who was thought to be exacting a revenge attack against the Dagsa after he had a group of men that included the gunman arrested.

The gunman was identified as has since been detained, as was his “lookout”, the man behind the elderly woman in the photo.