Ex-cop shot dead after fighting robbers in Rizal

Ex-policeman dies fighting robbers in Rizal

Ex-policeman dies fighting robbers in Rizal


LUCENA CITY — A 46-year-old retired policeman was shot and killed on Wednesday after he foiled the robbery attempt of two suspects in Taytay town in Rizal province.

In a report, the Region 4A police said Gary Boco was tending his store in Barangay Sta. Ana at 2:50 p.m. when two unidentified motorcyclists arrived.


The back rider, armed with a handgun, alighted from the vehicle, approached Boco and, at gunpoint, declared a hold-up.


However, Boco resisted and tried to grab the firearm when the weapon went off twice, hitting the former cop on his body.

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The two robbers fled on foot and left behind the firearm and their black Yamaha Mio motorcycle with an improvised plate number.

The victim was taken to the hospital but died on the way.

The report said the victim was a retired member of the Philippine National Police.

The police were conducting further investigations to identify and arrest the suspects.

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