Ex-cop slain in Tuguegarao City
TUGUEGARAO CITY – A motorcycle-riding gunman shot dead a 36-year-old former police officer at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday.
Lucas Mangada was driving his motorcycle, with his three-year-old son strapped in front, and a backrider, Kurt Javier, when they were attacked along Washington Street in Barangay Centro 4.
The gunman, who was trailing behind Mangada’s motorcycle, fired at the former cop, killing him and wounding Javier in the arm. Mangada’s son was unhurt.
At press time, the police has not revealed Mangada’s rank while in the service.
Investigators have still to determine why he was killed. Villamor Visaya Jr./lb
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