‘Cristo’ shot dead PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 29 September 2011 17:32

A cockpit bet taker (cristo) was shot dead by one of two men riding on a motorcycle in Sta. Maria at dawn yesterday.
The victim was identified as Ricky Ben Reyes, single, of Doña Maria, Tetuan.

Reyes sustained multiple gunshot wounds in the body and was taken to a hospital where he was declared dead on arrival.

A police report disclosed that Reyes was driving a motorcycle going north when another motorcycle with two men aboard chased and engaged him in a heated argument near the junction of De Leon St. and the Sta. Maria main road.

Amid their argument, the backrider pulled out a .45 caliber pistol and shot him several times.

When Reyes fell on the ground, the gunmen stopped and continued firing at him.

The gunmen sped away after the incident while the victim.

Recovered at the crime scene were nine spent shells and a slug of .45 caliber pistol.

City Police Director Sr. Supt. Edwin De Ocampo disclosed that the Sta. Maria police under Chief Insp. Felix Martinez were still investigating the case. — Dan Toribio Jr.