Cop dead, buddy hurt in Sirawai gun attack PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 21 August 2016 15:05

A policeman was killed while his colleague was seriously wounded in a gun attack in Sirawai, Zamboangadel Norte Friday afternoon.

Killed was PO1 Michael Jay Castro, while  PO2 Joemar Fuertes, who was in critical condition, was transferred to Zamboanga Cityfor further treatment.

Supt. Roger Alabata, Police Regional Information Officer, disclosed that Castro and Fuertes were on routine patrol in the vicinity of Elisa Madrista Store, some 150 meters from the police station in Sirawai town  proper when three gunmen appeared and shot them around 5:30 p.m.

The victims were rushed to the Sirawai RHU hospital where Castro was declared dead on arrival.

Police recovered four spent shells of .45 caliber pistol at the crime scene. – Dan Toribio