TRECE MARTIRES CITY – Two suspects in the shooting of a traffic enforcer surrendered at the office of Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla Tuesday, May 30, 2023.
The two suspects and Tanza Vice Mayor Simon “SM” Matro went to the Office of the Governor at 10 a.m. with Tanza police chief Police Major Dennis Villanueva to surrender personally.
The local police posted on its social media account informing of a reward of P100,000 for the immediate arrest of the suspects Monday, May 29.
According to Remulla, he received “feelers” on Monday night that the two suspects will surrender voluntarily.
One of the suspects was facing an arrest warrant in Bacoor City for illegal possession of firearms and may be detained immediately at the provincial jail while facing the new charges.
The victim, a traffic enforcer assigned along the pedestrian lane of the mall in Barangay Daang Amaya, was gunned down Sunday afternoon, May 28, 2023.
According to the local police, the suspect, a resident of Barangay Biga, Tanza, Cavite, was driving a motorcycle allegedly under the influence of alcohol.
Based on the initial investigation, the victim, a traffic enforcer and a resident of Bgy. Tres Cruses, apprehended the motorcycle rider and had an alleged heated argument.
According to probers, the suspect suddenly shot the traffic enforcer three times in the back of his head.
The suspect immediately escaped on board a black Yamaha Mio i125 motorcycle with a back rider towards an unknown direction.
The victim was rushed to the Tanza Specialist Medical Center but was declared dead on arrival by the attending physician due to sustained multiple gunshot wounds.
Authorities recovered from the scene one deformed .45 caliber slug and will be submitted to the Provincial Forensic Unit for ballistics examination.
The tracker teams recovered the motorcycle used by the suspects at Casanueva, Bgy. Biga, Tanza.