Cop shot dead in Mati City
DAVAO CITY – A policeman was shot dead by gunmen ‘riding intandem’ in Mati City Davao Oriental on Monday.
Chief Insp. Milgrace Driz, the spokesperson of the Southern Mindanao Police Office, identified the victim as Police Officer 3 Walter Canja, a member of the 2nd Mobile Force Company of the Davao Oriental Police Office.
Driz said based on the initial report reaching the police regional office, Canja was driving a white Nissan Navarra Calibre when attacked by the unidentified gunmen in Purok Trabahador Menzi in Barangay Dahican.
He said the armed men overtook the policeman’s vehicle before firing shots at him several times.
“He was hit in different parts of his body and died there and then,” Driz added.
The suspects immediately fled.
Driz said investigations are ongoing to determine the identities and motive of the perpetrators. /ee
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