MANILA, Philippines — The police regional office in Central Visayas on Tuesday morning reported that the suspect in a road rage shooting incident in Cebu City has surrendered to the police.
The Police Regional Office 7 (PRO-7) director Superintendent Noli Taliño informed Special Assistant to the President Christopher Bong Go in a text message that the suspect businessman David Lim Jr. surrendered to their headquarters accompanied by his mother Bebong Lim, two relatives and legal counsel Orlando “Jun” Salatandre.
David is the nephew of suspected drug lord Peter Lim. Peter last year met with President Rodrigo Duterte to clear his name.
David underwent booking procedures such as the taking of mugshots and fingerprint samples.
“He is now temporarily under my custody at the office of RID pending the filing of case in court. FYI sir,” Taliño’s text message to Go read.
Taliño assured the public that there would be no special treatment for David. He will face complaints of frustrated homicide and illegal possession of firearms.
On Sunday dawn, David and a 33-year-old nurse named Ephraim Nuñal had an encounter during a traffic altercation on F. Sotto Street near Redemptorist Church Cebu City. Nuñal identified David as the driver of the Mercedes Benz with plate number UWI-731. He said the suspect stopped in the middle of the road and caused traffic and road rage.
Nuñal was allegedly shot by David four times in the leg. He is now in stable condition and was able to report the shooting incident to the police.
On Monday, David sent surrender feelers through his mother. This was after Cebu City Mayor Tommy Osmeña offered a P100,000 reward to those who would turn over the suspect to the police.
Osmeña also asked Go for help in issuing a warrant of arrest as well as hold departure order. Go clarified that he does not personally know David’s family but the suspect’s mother reached out to Duterte’s aide through Davao-based Cebuano Peter Go.
Meanwhile, during the traffic road rage, David was accompanied by girlfriend Tamae Takahashi, whom Taliño also urged to surrender.