Two policemen were found dead on the spot in Naga City, Camarines Sur, after they were shot in different places last Saturday night.
According to the report of Police Regional Office 5, Police Master Sergeant Romeo B. Padua of Police Station 1 was walking home from his duty.
As he passed Padi-an Street, Barangay Dinaga, he was suddenly beaten on the head by the suspect, Jerico Cano, 33-years-old.
After being beaten, Padua lost consciousness and fell.
The suspect immediately took the police gun and shot it in the head.
The suspect allegedly walked from the scene of the shooting as if nothing had happened.
While the suspect was walking, he passed another policeman, Police Corporal Juarez Del Valle of Police Station 5, in Zone 4, Barangay Tabuco, who immediately shot him in the head.
According to Police Regional Office 5, after the second policeman was shot, the suspect went home to Sabang, Naga City, and was even able to shout that he was the “hitman.” It was here that the police caught up with him to respond.
2 cops randomly shot dead by a ‘hitman’ in Naga City
The suspect allegedly fought with the police with the gun taken from the first policeman he killed. Cano was later killed as well.
The suspect is said to be out of jail due to various cases related to illegal drugs. However, Cano is also on the barangay’s drug watchlist.
Police Regional Office 5 appealed to the Bicol police to place their flags on the half-mast in the next few days to show sympathy to the two cops who were killed.
Meanwhile, an LGBTQ member was found bloody and lifeless in Barangay Pahinga Norte, Candelaria, Quezon, past 6 a.m. this Saturday.
A gunshot wound found the victim’s body.
According to a Candelaria Municipal Police Station report, the 30-year-old victim identified as Zaldy Manlolo Custodio was last seen drinking with two youths in the barangay on Friday night.
The two youths were immediately invited to the precinct for questioning, and Mark Joseph admitted to the crime.
The suspect said the victim touched him many times. Because it allegedly did not stop touching him, he allegedly left and took a gun.
When he returned, he took the victim to the bushy part of the barangay and shot him there.