Car mechanic slain in Talon-Talon Print
Friday, 24 August 2018 13:31

By Dan Toribio

A car mechanic, who had been identified as a suspect in a previous shooting incident, was shot and killed by an unidentified assailant in Barangay Talon-Talon last Wednesday.

Chief Insp. Helen Galvez, Police Regional Office-9 Information Officer, identified the victim as Rommel Alvarez y Alap-Ap, 35 years old, a mechanic and resident of A-Alvarez Drive, Talon-Talon, Zamboanga City.

Alvarez was said to have attended a drinking session prior to the incident.

Later that night, Alvarez was driving his multicab vehicle towards his residence when upon reaching Logoy Diutay, he was shot several times by at least two suspects.

The victim was brought to the Zamboanga City Medical Center (ZCMC) where he was declared dead on arrival.

Police recovered ten spent shells of a 9mm and one spent shell of a.45 caliber pistol at the crime scene.

Galvez identified Alvarez as a suspect in a 2014 shooting incident where the victim is a certain Taison.

Galvez said that personal grudge may have been the motive behind the incident.  (Dan Toribio)