Ex-Army Shot Dead

A former Army soldier was shot dead by two unidentified suspects after sending his adopted child to school in Barangay Amayco, Murcia town around 7:30 a.m. yesterday.

Senior Inspector Ryan Santillan, Murcia PNP OIC police chief identified the victim as Benito Fernandez Neparanom, 45, married, of Purok Kalubihan, Barangay Amayco, Murcia.

The victim was on his XRM motorcycle waiting for his wife who sent off their child inside the school campus.

He sustained at least six gunshot wounds in the body; the fatal one on his head. The victim was shot at close range and died on the spot.

His wife tried to come to his defense but was also pointed with handgun by one of the suspects.

Witnesses said that the two suspects have been waiting in the place and would stand up whenever a motorcycle arrives.

The suspects fled in another XRM motorcycle to unknown direction.

Police recovered six empty shells of .45 caliber and two slugs from the crime scene.

Santillan said that they are eyeing revenge in a rape case filed against the victim as motive. The victim had also received threat to his life, he said.

Police is still investigating the incident.*(CMGarde)


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