Gun for hire shot dead Print
Wednesday, 22 November 2017 16:07

A known assassin and extortionist was shot to death by police after reportedly stabbing one of the lawmen during a police operation in Dimatiling, Zamboanga del Sur last Monday.

A Police Regional Office-9 report identified the suspect as Josie Enot Orion Jr., 25 years old, a farmer and resident of Purok 1, Barangay Tiniguangan, Dimatiling, Zamboanga del Sur.

According to the report, Orion was initially arrested during a police operation conducted by elements of the Dimatiling Municipal Police and Regional Intelligence Unit at Sitio Da-Daan, Barangay Tiniguangan last Monday.

Upon arrest, Orion however drew out a double-bladed hunting knife and reportedly stabbed one of the arresting officers.

Orion’s act prompted the police to shoot the former, hitting him on the forehead.

Police rushed the suspect to the Dimatiling Rural Health Unit but was pronounced dead on arrival by physicians.

Orion is reportedly the subject of two warrants of arrest issued by the Regional Trial Court Branch 29 in San Miguel Zamboanga del Sur for the crimes of Murder and Attempted Murder.

The police report identified the suspect as a gun for hire and known extortionist operating in the area.  (Liza Jocson)