Man shot dead in Vitali PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 28 March 2015 11:45

A resident of Sitio Taloptap, Vitali was shot to death by a policeman after he went berserk last Thursday night.

Romeo Atilano, 50, single, sustained two gunshot wounds in the arms and one bullet wound in the body.

DZT gathered that Atilano, armed with a 19-inch long bolo, became unruly at Sitio Taloptap threatening people in sight. This prompted  Maribel Francisco to report the situation  to the police. When policemen arrived in the area, Atilano ran towards a bamboo grove. Police chased and tried to convince him to surrender.

However Atilano attacked the policemen that prompted one of the lawmen to shoot him.

Atilano was rushed to the Vitali lying-in hospital where he was declared dead on arrival. — Dan Toribio