Celso orders deep probe on 2 crime suspects at LB PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 30 December 2011 16:49

Mayor Celso Lobregat has ordered a deep probe on the background of the two suspects in the shooting incident at the wet market along Veterans Avenue extension December 27.

The two suspects were successfully neutralized by law enforcers from Sta. Maria Police Sub-station. The first suspect was dead on arrival at the hospital while the second died while under medication some 3 hours after the incident.

Mayor Lobregat said the authorities recovered the suspects’ firearms and were submitted for ballistic tests to see the involvement of the suspects in other incidents.
The link could be traced through the slugs or empty shells recovered from the crime scenes.

“I ask the authorities to come up with results of the investigation the soonest possible time”, the mayor told reporters covering City Hall, adding “I want to get to the bottom of this and I would like to find out if the same assailants are involved in other shooting incidents”.

The mayor said what happened at the LB wet market the other day was a reverse of the previous incidents whereby the suspects were neutralized and the victims-a couple who sells fish at the wet market for a living, are out of danger.

The couple apparently knows the two suspects.

Mayor Lobregat hoped that the incident at the LB wet market would send the signal that the authorities are doing the best they can to curb criminality.

He added that he was presented with some evidences regarding some links but declined to keep the same under wraps until such time that the police will come out with the report on the incident.

Meanwhile, the chief executive said like Gen. Elpidio de Asis, the former Regional Police Director, he too was surprised about the latter’s transfer to Camp Crame in Manila. Nevertheless, he said, the transfer was a promotion for Gen. De Asis, who now heads the Personnel Services Division at the PNP headquarters in Manila.

Mayor Lobregat expressed gratitude to Gen. De Asis for his services to the region during the past few months. — Sheila Covarrubias