Isabela cop shot, hurt PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 07 October 2011 17:45

A policeman was shot and wounded by unidentified gunmen in Isabela City at dawn yesterday.

A police report identified the victim as  P02 Arriestes Matela y Cabornay of the Isabela police station.

Matela was on board a motorcycle cruising at  Zone 1, Barangay Kaumpurhah when he radioed the police station asking for back-up forces because he spotted a group of suspicious persons in the vicinity.

When the back-up forces arrived, they saw Matela bloodied lying on the ground.

He was rushed to the Infante Hospital for treatment and was later transferred to a hospital in Zamboanga City.

Matela sustained bullet wounds in one of his legs, thigh, shoulder and chest.

Matela told investigators that the gunmen opened fire on him while he was passing the area.

Recovered at the crime scene were 10 empty shells of .45 caliber pistol and two of 9 mm pistol.
The case is investigating the case. — Richar Falcatan