ROUNDUP: News in and around Metro Manila (May 15, 2018)

Off-duty cop shot dead by unidentified gunman

An off-duty cop was shot dead by a still unidentified gunman on board a motorcycle yesterday morning in Sta. Cruz, Manila.

The victim was identified by authorities as PO1 Manuel Cabusao, 31, a police officer detailed at the Manila Police District (MPD) Station 10.

Investigation by the MPD-Crimes Against Persons Investigations Section revealed that the incident occurred at around 10:34 a.m., while the victim was at the corner of Tomas Mapua and Remigio Streets in Sta. Cruz, Manila.

According to police, Cabusao was suddenly gunned down by an unidentified armed motorcycle rider while at the said location.

After ensuring that Cabusao was dead, the suspect immediately fled to an unknown direction.

Members of the CAPIS are still conducting further investigation to identify and locate the suspect, while the motive behind the killing remains unknown. (Dhel Nazario)

Man suspected as police asset gunned down by man involved in illegal drugs

A man who was suspected as a police tipster was shot dead by a gunman who was believed to be a drug peddler in Quezon City, last night.

Investigators of the Quezon City Police District identified the man as Roderick Torrecampo, known as "Toto," 49, and a resident of Barangay Pasong Tamo, Quezon City.

According to a witness, he was playing billiards along Area 9B, Luzon Avenue in Barangay Pasong Tamo around 7 p.m.

While playing, he saw a man, whom he said was involved in illegal drug activities in their area, holding a handgun and approaching Torrecampo sitting in front of the billiard hall.

Suddenly, the suspect peppered bullets on Torrecampo, who died on the spot, while the gunman casually walked away from the scene.

Investigation showed that the gunman suspected Torrecampo as a police asset who was behind the series of drug raids in their area.

Operatives were able to recover 25 pieces of fired bullets at the crime scene.

Further investigation is underway as police are conducting a manhunt against the suspect. (Alexandria San Juan)