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Police asset killed

/ 07:57 AM January 08, 2012

A POLICE  asset and a man suspected to be involved in several robberies were killed in separate shooting incidents in Cebu City yesterday.

A certain Joven was shot dead past 5 a.m. by a still-unidentified man in front of Citi Center in barangay Kamagayan.

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Police said that according to witnesses, Joven and the assailant fought over the loot that led to the fatal shooting.

The victim died on the spot due to gunshot wounds in the chest, head and back.

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Shortly before noon, a certain Keken was shot dead while he was on board a trisikad in barangay Ermita.

The driver of the trisikad, Jimboy Pondon, was hit by a stray bullet and was wounded in the right knee.

The suspect, Ramsey Jacaban alias Rambo, 22, was arrested by police in a hot-pursuit operation.

Chief Insp. Romeo Santander, chief of the City Intelligence Branch (CIB) of the Cebu City police, confirmed that the victim was their informant who had given the police information that led to the arrest of suspected drug pushers.

Police said personal grudges were the motive in the attack.

Jacaban said he had been looking for Keken after the victim allegedly hit him in the face a few weeks ago.

Jacaban told police that he tailed Keken until the trisikad reached the corners of L. Felibusterismo and Magallanes Streets.

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Jacaban blocked the trisikad and shot Keken in the head, said police.

Keken was rushed to a Cebu City hospital where he died while being treated.

A .9mm pistol was recovered from Jacaban’s possession./CORRESPONDENT CHITO O. ARAGON

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