Quezon City cop shot dead near Batasan Complex
MANILA, Philippines — A Quezon City police official was shot dead in an ambush Sunday afternoon by armed men on three motorcycles near the Batasan Complex.
Killed was Inspector Rodelio Diongco, the intelligence section head of the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) Eastwood station.
According to Superintendent Eleazar Matta, the QCPD Batasan Hills station commander, Diongco was shot and killed at around 2 p.m., along the Interim Batasan Pambansa Road, a stone’s throw from the Batasan Complex.
Matta said that Diongco was off-duty and was driving his owner-type jeepney to his rooster farm near the area when he was waylaid by the armed motorcycle-riding men.
The Batasan Hills station commander said that although badly wounded, Diongco was able to get off his vehicle and fire back at the gunmen before he keeled over the pavement and died from multiple bullet wounds.
Matta told the Philippine Daily Inquirer that Diongco, previously a precinct commander of the Batasan Hills police station, could have wounded one of his attackers.
He assured the public that they have been conducting follow-up operations for the arrest of Diongco’s killers.
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