Cebu News

Police asset shot dead

Bryner L. Diaz - The Freeman

CEBU, Philippines -  A police asset died after he was shot dead past 4 p.m. Wednesday in Barangay Labangon, Cebu City. 

Jefferson Berberes alias Puppy, 28, of Salvador Street, Labangon succumbed to multiple gunshot wounds.

Senior Police Officer 2 Ruth Violango, Homicide Section investigator, said the victim was a police asset of the City Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Group.

Based on their investigation, Violango said the gunman was eating bread at a corner while waiting for the victim to pass by along Peace Valley Street.

The gunman apparently studied Berbere’s movement, said Violango. 

When the victim passed through Peace Valley Street onboard his motorcycle, the gunman pulled out his gun and fired several times at the victim.

Berberes fell off from his motorcycle while the suspect immediately fled away. 

Police officers and paramedics rushed to the scene after receiving a call from a concerned citizen, who also brought the victim to Cebu City Medical Center.

While being treated in the hospital, the victim later died at 5:10 p.m. and was then brought to the Saint Francis Funeral Homes.

The police recovered six spent cartridges of a caliber .45 pistol in the crime scene.

The police are now checking if the victim was shot dead due to his being a police asset.

Meanwhile, a suspected drug-user, who was allegedly involved in petty crimes in Barangay Tejero, was shot dead inside a drug den along Aviola Street, Villagonzalo II, Barangay Tejero, Cebu City.

Alfredo “Allan” Domingo, 33, suffered gunshot wounds to his cheek and shoulder leading to his death.

Police Office 3 Nicolo Gonzales, homicide investigator, said nobody identified the killer.

Residents reportedly told investigators that they only heard bursts of gunfire, but did not see where it came from.

Recovered from the scene were three spent cartridges of an undetermined caliber of firearm and several drug sniffing paraphernalia like paper wicks, tin foil, and tooter. 

The victim’s neighbors told police investigators that Domingo was involved in several theft cases in the barangay. (FREEMAN)



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