Police ‘asset’ couple killed; suspect falls PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 07 November 2015 12:57

By DAN TORIBIO JR.

 

Police arrested on Friday the principal suspect in the killing of two alleged police “assets” who were shot in Cawit last Thursday night.

Arrested was Jesus Simpao alias Kuya Bata, 29. His two cohorts eluded arrest during a police hot pursuit operation in Recodo.

Simpao and companions were tagged as behind the gunslaying of John Michael Cabrera y Francisco, of Josephine Silos Drive, San Jose and a certain Raiza, a native of Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay. Both sustained bullet wounds in their body and died on the spot.

Initial investigation disclosed that Cabrera and Raiza arrived in Cawit Thursday night where they were said to be contacting thru text message Kuya Bata (Simpao), a resident of Pupin Drive, Recodo.

Based on the phone conversation, Cabrera and Raiza were about to meet Kuya Bata for a drug deal.

However around 10 p.m. while they were waiting for Kuya Bata to arrive, gunmen appeared and shot them several times.

Police recovered spent shells of .45 caliber pistol at the crime scene.

DZT gathered that the two were slain by drug pushers in the area after they learned that Cabrera and Raiza were working for the police.

Men of the Ayala Police Station led by Chief Insp. Karib Muharram have launched a hot pursuit operation against  Kuya Bata and his cohorts.

On Friday around 11 a.m., policemen of the Sinunuc station led by Sr. Insp. Karib Muharram received an information on the presence of Kuya Bata at Purok 1B in Recodo.

Muharram and his men rushed to the place and arrested him. He spilled information about his companions, Besti Alih and Jeffrey Hamja who were located at Purok 4 Darussalam, Recodo.

Policemen proceeded to a house in Darussalam, where one of the suspects opened fire but missed his target. While the lawmen were approaching the house, Alih and Hamja escaped through the backdoor.

Seized by the police were a Honda XRM motorcycle, two magazines of .45 cal. pistol and used shabu paraphernalia.  – Dan Toribio Jr.