Man, 22, dead, cop hurt in 2 gun attacks PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 24 August 2016 11:25


A young man was killed while a policeman was seriously wounded in two separate gun attacks in Talon-Talon and Tetuan Monday night and Tuesday morning.

City Police Director Sr. Supt. Luisito in an interview with E-media tagged the wounded cop as a suspect in the gunslaying of an army colonel in June in Guiwan.

Hessam Tawasil y Hassan, 22, married, of Kalasahan Drive, Logoy Diutay, Talon-Talon, sustained bullet wounds in the body and died on the spot.

Wounded in the Tetuan shooting was PO3 Al-zhamier Arasid y Sabdani of the Police Regional Office-9’s R4 Division.

Police said Tawasil went out of the house around 8:45 p.m. and moments later, his wife was informed by their neighbors that her husband was shot by gunmen. Recovered at the crime scene were six spent shells of .45 caliber pistol.

PO3 Arasid was shot along Natividad Street, Tetuan.

Supt. Nonito Asdai, Tetuan Police Station chief, said that Arasid was riding a tricycle driven by a woman identified as Irina Miguel lwhen he was shot by a gunman who was tailing them.

Arasid reportedly hired the tricycle at Camp Abendan in Mercedes and told the female driver to bring him to Natividad Street in Tetuan as he was expecting to see someone who is known to him.

However when they reached the destination, Arasid told the driver to make a u-turn as the tricycle was already ahead of the place.

While the tricycle was in the process of making u-turn, agunman appeared from behind and shot him at the back of the head.

The victim was taken to a hospital where he was declared in critical condition.

City Police Director Sr. Supt. Luisito told E-media Arasid is a suspect in the gunslaying of Lieutenant Colonel Cristobal Julian Paolo “Tiny” Perez, 46, at Buenbrazo Drive, Guiwan in June.

“Case closed,” Magnaye said in the E-media interview. referring to the Perez assassination as he said Arasid is one of two suspects in the gunslaying.

However in a separate statement, Magnaye denied issuing the statement on the Perez killing.  – Dan Toribio