Awol cop shot dead in QC
A 53-year-old policeman who was declared absent without official leave (Awol) since 2015 was shot dead in Quezon City on Saturday past noon.
Chief Supt. Guillermo Eleazar, Quezon City Police District (QCPD) director, identified the victim as PO1 Alfredo Tindoc, who was assigned at the QCPD police community precinct 6.
Tindoc, a native of Zamboanga City, was shot at the back of his house located along Dollar corner Atherton St. in Brgy. North Fairview by two unidentified gunmen on board a black motorcycle around 12:20 p.m., Eleazar said.
The victim died on the spot with four gunshot wounds in different parts of his body.
Witnesses said one of the suspects was wearing a blue T-shirt and denim pants.
The suspects who were on their motorbike fled toward Novaliches area.
The police are looking into “onsehan” or unremitted illegal drugs earnings as possible motive behind the killing, the police chief told the Inquirer.
Eleazar said Tindoc went Awol since Sept. 29, 2015, and had reportedly been involved in various illegal drugs activities. Tindoc was last assigned at the holding unit of the PNP in Camp Crame, he added.
Based on accounts from Tindoc’s neighbors, officers from police station 5 told Eleazar that the house was being used as a drug den.
An investigation is still being conducted to uncover these illegal activities. JPV
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