Man shot dead in front of wife
Ma. Fatima R. Secuya/ATO (The Freeman) - November 1, 2015 - 9:00am

CEBU, Philippines - A man was shot dead in front of his wife by an unknown suspect yesterday morning in their residence in Barangay Tabunan, Cebu City.

Melencio Borres, 37, of Sitio Cantipla 1 of the said barangay, was declared dead on arrival at Perpetual Succour Hospital.

Senior Police Officer 2 Wetzel Berry, investigator at the Homicide Section of the Cebu City Police Office, said a lone gunman with two handguns shot Borres several times in front of his wife.

According to Berry, at around 10 a.m. yesterday, Borres was chopping meat outside of their house when a man on board a motorcycle showed up.

The man alighted from the motorcycle and allegedly pulled out two handguns and shot the victim multiple times on the chest.

Berry said after Borres fell to the ground, the gunman allegedly went near the victim and shot again, as if making sure that the victim would be killed.

Berry said while suspect was not even wearing any mask to hide his face, no one from the area recognized him.

“Dako gyud siguro to og kalagot kay gisiguro man gyud sa gunman nga mapatay gyud ang biktima, unya kursonado kaayo kay wala’y taptap sa nawong,” said Berry.

Berry added it is unlikely that the incident was a case of misidentification since it happened in broad daylight.

Police are still trying to determine the motive of the crimes since Borres’ wife told the investigators the victim did not have enemies.

Berry said they will trace if Borres had an argument with anyone these past few days that may have triggered the shooting.  (FREEMAN)

 

 

BARANGAY TABUNAN BERRY BORRES CEBU CITY DAKO HOMICIDE SECTION OF THE CEBU CITY POLICE OFFICE MELENCIO BORRES PERPETUAL SUCCOUR HOSPITAL SENIOR POLICE OFFICER SITIO CANTIPLA WETZEL BERRY
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