Cop, wife hurt in gun attack PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 03 January 2012 17:40

A police official and his wife were wounded in a gun attack along Apolinario Loop, Guiwan last Sunday afternoon.

The victims were identified as Insp. Geronimo Miniosa y Paclauna, 38, married, assigned at the 9th RPSB based in Camp Abendan, Mercedes and his wife Marivic Miniosa y Manalo, 39, both residents of Uro Subdivision, Guiwan.

Miniosa and his wife sustained bullet wounds in their body and were taken to a hospital.

A police report disclosed that Miniosa and his wife were at their house around 4:30 p.m. when a man and a woman aboard a Toyota Avanza arrived.

Police said the two who were talking in tausug, inquired Miniosa about a house for sale in Mampang whose owner is known to them.

Miniosa did not say anything about the house for sale and instead agreed to proceed to Mampang to check on the matter.

Miniosa told investigators that he and his wife boarded their Sky Drive Suzuki motorcycle, and the couple’s Toyota Avanza followed them out of Uro Subdivision in Guiwan heading for Mampang.  

However, when they reached Zamboanga Metal Corporation in Guiwan Porcentro, Miniosa saw six men aboard three motorcycles parked along the road and staring at them.

Miniosa, his wife and the couple aboard their respective vehicles continued cruising. But when they reached Apolinario Loop, the police official noticed that the Toyota Avanza who was following them was already a distance from them.

At this point, Miniosa slowed down and waited them for the Avanza. But the six men aboard three motorcycles gave chase and opened fire on them.
Although wounded, Miniosa tried to return fire but his gun jammed.

The gunmen and the man and woman aboard Toyota Avanza sped away after Miniosa and his wife crashedc on the ground with bullet wounds in their body.

PO3 Bensar Elhano of the Tetuan Police Station who happened to pass by the scene, assisted Miniosa and his wife and took them to the hospital.

Recovered at the scene were six spent shells of .45 caliber pistol.

City Police Director Sr. Supt. Edwin De Ocampo disclosed that the Tetuan police were still working on the case. — Dan Toribio Jr.