CEBU CITY—A retired policeman was killed in a daring attack that happened on a busy road here Tuesday afternoon.
Retired Police Insp. Edmundo Junco, 65, was shot while driving a pickup truck in Barangay Talamban around 3:15 p.m.
Junco was with his 57-year-old wife during the attack. The woman was wounded, but was already out of danger, police said.
Talamban Police Station Chief Capt. Jonathan Bethooven Taneo said the motive of the killing could be personal or business related.
Taneo said the couple was heading home when they were waylaid.
The pickup was traversing in front of a university campus when a motorcycle boarded by two men overtook the vehicle.
The motorcycle then executed a U-turn, and the backrider started firing at the pick-up truck.
Taneo said Junco did not stop, and, instead, rammed the motorcycle-riding men.
A security camera footage showed that the pick-up truck rammed into the motorcycle sending it crashing into a fuel refilling machine of a gas station.
After falling to the ground as a result of the impact, the assailants stood up, and one of them walked towards the driver’s side to fire more shots.
Although wounded, Junco was still able to drive off.
About 30 meters from the gas station, Junco lost control of the wheel, and hit two parked motorcycles. One of the drivers, a delivery service rider, was hurt.
Junco was later brought to a hospital where he was declared dead.
The assailants escaped by commandeering a motorcycle.
Police said the gunmen took the Yamaha Aerox motorcycle of Mark Joseph Matias at gunpoint.
The Yamaha NMAX motorcycle that the gunmen left will be examined for possible leads that may help the police determine their identities, Taneo said.
Police said the victim retired last 2015. His last assignment was at the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) Central Visayas.