“Police asset”gunned down Print
Monday, 02 April 2018 15:00

By DAN TORIBIO

A man suspected of being a police asset  was found bathed in his own blood after being shot by a still unidentified assailant  in Johnston Subdivision in Baliwasan at dawn yesterday.

The fatality was identified as Joselito Gonzaga Manolong, 34, married, and a resident of Atis Drive, Baliwasan.

Police said that the victim was found bloodied and unconscious an hour after midnight within the vicinity of Johnston Subdivision.

He was rushed to the Zamboanga City Medical Center where he was pronounced dead due to a bullet wound.

Police also recovered a spent shell of a 9mm pistol at the crime scene.

The victim could have been suspected by the assailant to be a police asset responsible for the arrest of drug personalities in the area, according to a report by the Police Regional Office-9.

Authorities also believe that the killer is involved in the proliferation of illegal drugs in the Baliwasan area.

The cadaver was brought to a funeral parlor for post mortem examination.  (Dan Toribio)