Alleged gunman in DENR employee gunslay freed PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 02 August 2012 14:03

Police have released a suspect who had earlier  been tagged as the alleged gunman who shot and killed an employee of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

A police report disclosed that Michael Perez of Guiwan was freed by the police after the lone eye-witness in the gunslaying changed his mind and decided not to cooperate with the lawmen.

Perez was taken out of the detention cell of the Sta. Maria Police Station last Monday around 11:35 p.m. more than 24 hours after he surrendered.
Police described Perez as in good physical condition when he left the Police Station 7.

Perez surrendered Sunday afternoon few hours after Rogelio Miang was gunned down by one of two gunmen near his residence at NIA compound in Tumaga.

A retired policeman allegedly saw the gunman and his description of the latter matched that of Perez.

Perez’ relatives convinced him to surrender and fetched him to the Sta. Maria police station.

The witness identified Perez as the man whom he saw during the shooting incident. However due to fear, he withdrew his intention to stand as witness. — Dan Toribio Jr.