ANGELES CITY — Angeles City Mayor Carmelo “Pogi” Lazatin Jr. announced the arrest of a suspect in the killing of 40-year-old EJ Antonio Gabriel, a City Hall employee who was found dead in Bgy. San Juan, Mexico last December 28.
Suspect Francis A. Cunanan, of Purok 5, Bgy. Manibaug, Porac town, was nabbed by Mexico police led by Maj. Louie Sason.
Witness Ricky Dunglao, of Makabakle, Dolores, City of San Fernando, identified Cunanan behind the death of Gabriel who went missing on Dec. 27.
Lazatin commended the responding cops for the immediate apprehension of Cunanan in Barosa, Phase 1, Road 5 this city
Before he went missing, Gabriel, a legislative staff of Angeles Councilor Alfie Bonifacio, allegedly attended a Christmas party in an undisclosed place and carried with him P60,000 cash as payroll for the staff of Councilor Bonifacio.
Gabriel’s vehicle was recovered at the Bulaon Public Market in the City of San Fernando.
Mexico Municipal Police Station chief Lt. Col. Grace Yerro Naparato said a case for robbery with homicide and carnapping was filed against Cunanan before the Office of the Provincial Prosecutor in the City of San Fernando.
Lazatin vowed to the family of Gabriel that justice will be served.
The LGBTQ+ members of Angeles City condemned the death of Gabriel and asked for a thorough investigation.