Cop shot dead in Cebu town

Published June 14, 2018, 10:00 PM

by Mario Casayuran and Vanne Elaine Terrazola

By Calvin D. Cordova

Cebu City – A policeman who was in the list of police officers allegedly involved in illegal drugs was shot dead in Algeria town, Cebu, Wednesday night.

PO3 Jonathan Tilos, 36, was about to board his Toyota Hilux pick-up truck when he was repeatedly shot around 8 p.m.

The gunman, who fled after the shooting, has not been identified.

Senior Supt. Manuel Abrugena, chief of the Cebu Provincial Police Office (CPPO), confirmed that Tilos was in the list.

“We cannot discount the possibility that the killing may have something to do with his inclusion in the narco list but the investigation to determine the motive will focus on personal grudges because he got into an altercation before he was killed,” said Abrugena.

Police said Tilos, a resident of Barangay Tisa in Cebu City, had a heated exchange with an unidentified person before he worked out in a fitness gym in Sitio Malbog.

The policeman had just gotten out of the gym when he was attacked. He had gunshot wounds in the head and the body.