Pedicab driver shot dead in Malate, Manila

Published December 7, 2021, 1:14 PM

by Seth Cabanban

A 63-year-old pedicab driver was shot dead along Dominga street corner P. Ocampo in Malate, Manila on Monday, Dec. 6.

Probers of the Homicide Crime Investigation of the Manila Police District (HCI-MPD) identified the victim as Danilo Fajardo Florida.

According to Florida’s brother who witnessed the crime, the victim had an argument with one of the suspects who urinated in his pedicab.

The suspect allegedly pulled out a knife and threatened to stab Florida but was eventually pacified.

The report added that the suspect also told Florida that he would return.

At around 8:00 p.m., the suspect and a male companion returned and allegedly shot Florida twice.

Florida was rushed to the Ospital ng Maynila along Quirino Avenue in Malate, Manila where he was pronounced dead at 8:35 p.m.

The two male suspects remain at-large.

Cpl. Acosta III of the MPD is investigating the case.