Business rivalry probed on Taiwanese shooting PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 08 November 2010 10:32

Police are looking into business rivalry as one of possible motives behind the aborted abduction and killing attempt on a Taiwanese businessman in Baliwasan Seaside last Saturday afternoon.

City Police Director Sr. Supt. Edwin Deocampo disclosed that as investigation is still in progress, they were eying on business rivalry as the possible motive behind the violent incident involving Taiwanese businessman Jung Fa Yeh Lai alias Johnny.  He however did not elaborate.

Deocampo assured that they will file appropriate charges against the perpetrators as soon their identities will be known.

As of press time, the police were still gathering more information and evidences that would lead to the resolution of the case.

The police are not discounting other possible motives like kidnapping for ransom as the gunmen tried to seize the businessman.

Lai, an importer-exporter of marine products, was shot and wounded by one of three gunmen after he refused to go with the gunmen.

Lai and his live-in-partner Catherine Mariano were inside their business office when three men arrived and pretended as customers. All of a sudden, they grabbed Lai and tried to brought him outside, but the Taiwanese fought off prompting one of them to shoot him several times.

When Lai fell on the ground, the gunmen got out and boarded a pumpboat which was anchored along the Baliwasan Seaside shore.

Recovered at the crime scene were six spent shells and two slugs of .45 caliber pistol.

Yesterday, policemen rushed to Brent Hospital where Lai was confined after receiving report that two of the three suspects were spotted inside the hospital compound.

But they escaped before the lawmen arrived.

By Dan Toribio Jr.