Cop on AWOL slain in Cebu City
CEBU CITY –– A policeman who had gone absent without leave (AWOL) was killed by four unidentified assailants at past 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 10, in Barangay Tisa here.
Ruben Quita suffered several bullet wounds on different parts of his body.
His son, Gavin Rheuben Quita, who was with him during the ambush, also suffered gunshot wounds and is in critical condition in a hospital.
Police Capt. Jonathan dela Cerna, Labangon Police Station chief, said Quita was with his son and two other companions onboard a Toyota Revo when the suspects riding two motorcycles waylaid the victim’s car and shot him several times.
“They (the suspects) were using rifles. Their target was Quita but since his son was sitting beside him in the front seat, the son was also hit,” he said.
Before the ambush, Dela Cerna said Quita was assigned in Mindanao.
“We have yet to identify the reason behind the ambush,” he said.
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