Retired cop slain in Ilocos ambush

>> Sunday, December 20, 2009

By Freddie Lazaro

VIGAN CITY, Ilocos Sur —- A retired policeman was killed in a broad daylight ambush by motor riding unidentified suspects here along the road in Barangay Ayusan Sur Wednesday afternoon.

The victim was driving his tricycle going towards north direction when the suspects who were riding in tandem in a motorcycle and were coming from his behind shot him once hitting his chest.

Police identified the victim as retired SPO4 Dionisio Aquino, 59, a resident of Barangay Bulala, Vigan City.

Investigation disclosed the shooting incident happened at about 4 p.m. The victim was driving his tricycle going to Barangay Capangpangan to fetch his daughter when the suspects ambushed him.

The victim sustained bullet wound in his chest. He was rushed by bystanders to a nearby hospital but was declared dead on arrival.

Lawmen recovered an empty shell for Cal. 45 and one magazine assembly for Cal..45 with four live bullets at the crime scene.


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