Ex-Ozamis vice mayor shot dead
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – A former vice mayor of Ozamiz City was gunned down by still unidentified suspects in Barangay Tagalogan in that city on Thursday morning.
Killed was Roland Romero, former city vice mayor and member of the Misamic Occidental provincial board.
Romero was shot by four persons on board two motorcycles as he stepped out from a pawnshop after making a cash withdrawal.
Initial reports indicated that the assailants shot Romero at close range. Investigators found six spent shells from .45 caliber pistol at the crime scene.
Romero figured in a controversy in the election season of 2013 when he allegedly assaulted a group of journalists and had their gear destroyed when they tried to interview him. At the time Romero was running city mayor but lost./rga
Subscribe to our daily newsletter
Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.