Meat dealer shot dead by another meat dealer PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 16 July 2013 12:01

A meat dealer was shot dead by a colleague in front of his horrified wife at the meat section of Sta. Cruz Market yesterday morning.

Investigation Section chief Sr. Insp. Arlan Delumpines identified the victim as Richard Enriquez y Francisco, 37, married, a meat stall holder at the Sta. Cruz Market and a resident of Tumaga. He sustained multiple bullet wounds in the body and was taken to the hospital where he was declared dead on arrival.

Delumpines said Enriquez was shot by Felix Calingasan y Mejia, 37, also a meat stall holder in the same market.

Initial investigation disclosed that Enriquez, who was driving a Nissan Sentra with his wife Maricor aboard,  was about to leave Sta. Cruz Market through the exit gate when Calinagsan who was armed with a .45 caliber pistol blocked their way and shot him several times at close range.

Calingasan escaped aboard a Mitsubishi Pajero that sped eastward.

A follow-up operation carried out by the police resulted in the recovery of the Mitsubishi Pajero at the interior of Roldan Drive in Tetuan.

Police investigators and Scene of the Crime Operatives recovered at the crime scene three spent shells and three slugs of .45 caliber pistol fired by Calingasan and another .45 caliber pistol, one big sachet and seven small size sachets of shabu from the victim’s possession.

Delumpines said the Mitsubishi Pajero was brought to the 9th PNP Crime Laboratory for examination.

added that hot pursuit operations were still ongoing for the arrest of Calingasan.

Police were looking into drugs and meat business as two possible motives behind the killing.

In Basilan, an employee of the provincial government’s accounting division and his wife were shot by gunmen in Isabela City yesterday morning.

Omar Hadjatul and his wife were on their way to work when shot before 8 a.m. Hadjatul expired while undergoing treatment, according to the police. – Dan Toribio Jr.