Retired policeman shoots dead 2 men in Cervantes, Ilocos Sur
MANILA, Philippines — Two men were shot dead by a retired policeman in Ilocos Sur on Tuesday afternoon, November 21.
In a report on Thursday, police identified the suspect as Roberto Urbano – a retired member of Philippine National Police (PNP).
He reportedly attacked victims Luthgard Lacaden, 51, and George Guerzon Jr, 38, along Barangay Concepcion in Cervantes town.
Before Urbano fled the scene, he tried to shoot Lucaden’s wife too, but she managed to escape and hide in a nearby home.
Operatives of Cervantes Police Station responded to the crime scene shortly after the shooting.
They brought the Lacaden and Guerzon to Ilocos Sur District Hospital, where the victims were declared dead on arrival.
After authorities made negotiations for the surrender of the suspect, Urbano turned himself in on the same day.
No other details were provided such as why the suspect attacked the men.
Urbano was brought to Ilocos Sur District Hospital as well for physical and medical examination.
He is currently in the custody of police.