Cop shot dead in full view of his two kids

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MANILA, Philippines–A police officer was shot dead by a masked man in full view of his two children in Marikina City on Sunday afternoon.

SPO3 Rocco Matic, 42, assigned at the Quezon City Police District’s station 9, was shot eight times while he was inside his white Mitsubishi Adventure at around 4 p.m. He died on the spot.

His two children aged 10 and 11 and a relative were seated at the back of the vehicle but were not hurt, SPO1 Charles Pacquing, investigator on case, said.

Their vehicle was parked at the corner of B.G. Molina and E. del Pilar Streets in front of a public market in Barangay Parang, Marikina City, while they waited for the policeman’s wife who alighted to buy something for dinner.

Matic and his family were all headed home after picking up a relative at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Pacquing said.

Suddenly, a man of small build masking his face with a handkerchief and wearing a bullcap suddenly opened the door at the right side of the vehicle and shot the policeman.

“Most of the gunshots were fatal. He was shot in the head and in the chest,” Pacquing said.

The gunman then ran towards another man aboard a motorcycle who seemingly had waited for him.

The gunman and his cohort fled towards an unknown direction.

The police are still investigating the possible motives behind the killing.

“It (motive) could be related to his work. His colleagues at the QCPD said he had taken over big and sensitive cases,” Pacquing said.

Probers said the assailants could have monitored the victim’s movements, followed him from the airport up to Marikina City and waited for the right moment to attack.

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  • MNLFoodcritic

    As I’ve said over and over again, crimes like this will not stop until the police and the government will crack down with a very heavy hand on crimes and criminals. We really need a Duterte-like justice in Metro Manila.

    • Ebenezer Akrong

       It is the police and their no reason mancho tactics that always end up with shootings and car chases, because if a policeman show respect for even somebody he wants to arrest the tensions or the when you are well equipped with gun,teaserand what not you are not to fill it too that you can arrest people by dragging them on the ground and handcuffing them.

  • koaks2

    malaki ang atraso yang pulis na yan, di ka naman basta basta na lang papatayin.

  • can ger

    Kahit sana naman pinugutan ng ulo basta huwag lang sana pinatay sa harapan ng kanyang mga anak.

  • can ger

    Dapat all riding in tandem should be subjected for checking specially males with helmets in suspicious areas,,,wake up PNP Chief Mr. Bartolome, sobra na sobra na itong mga riding in tandem!!

  • ferds

    Galit yan sa harap ng pamilya, related to his work ? posible pa sa atraso  tingin kasi kadalasan pag ganyang ang krimen.

  • Pio Gante

    a cop won’t end up like that if he’s a good one.

    • Mikhail

       Thank You!!

  • Edward C. Stengel

    I see they don’t like  cops any better in the Philippines than they do in the United States.  That’s a good sign.

  • D L

    Less crime?

  • Mikhail

    USUALLY crooked cops are killed like this. Its not likely this cop was doing his job by the book. Such as life.. Cops dont care who they shoot in front of or who for that matter. This whats called “EQUAL JUSTICE”

  • UPnnGrd

    Iyong anti-crime CZAR , nasaan?   Si Robredo ba ang Crime Czar? Si DOJ secretary de Lima ba? O ibang pangalan –>> nag-appoint na ba si Persi-Noynoy ng anti-crime CZAR?

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