Ex-cop gunned down in Cebu City

Published January 26, 2021, 1:31 PM

by Calvin Cordova 

CEBU CITY—A former policeman was gunned down while sitting by the road in Barangay Labangon here on Monday afternoon.

(Jun Ryan Arañas / MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO)
(Jun Ryan Arañas / MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO)

Police Cpl. Rodel Demaangay, 40, died on the spot after suffering multiple gunshot wounds in the head and body.

The attack happened a few meters from the victim’s house.

Police Capt. Jonathan Dela Cerna, chief of the Labangon police, said the policeman was sitting by the road in Sitio Bliss when two men on a motorcycle arrived.

The motorcycle riders stopped in front of victim, and, without a word, started firing at him.

The gunmen, who wore full-faced helmets, drove off after the attack.

At least 30 shells of .45 caliber and 9mm pistols were recovered in the crime scene, Dela Cerna.

Initial investigation showed that the victim was last assigned in Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).

The victim was reportedly dismissed from service in June 2020 due to three counts of grave misconduct.

According to the victim’s wife, Venus, the former policeman was assigned at the Special Weapon and Tactics of the Cebu City Police Office before he was transferred to ARMM.

“We will gather more information to possibly determine the motive of the attack and identify the perpetrators,” said Dela Cerna.

 
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