IN the third ambush by unidentified motorcycle-riding men in Cebu City in two months, bullets grazed an official from the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) 7 and a pedestrian early Monday morning, March 19.
Jail Insp. Edwin Sarcon, 53, was about to report to the BJMP 7 headquarters at 6:30 a.m. when three men on a motorcycle stopped near the passenger side of his Isuzu mu-X in an intersection in Barangay Guadalupe.
“Witnesses said that an armed man alighted from the motorcycle and started shooting at Sarcon, who managed to disembark from his own car and who ran to the nearby houses for cover,” said SPO1 Winston Ybanez of the Homicide Section of the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO).
The jail official tried to retaliate using his issued 9mm firearm but it twice failed to fire, Ybañez said.
Sarcon called some of his colleagues from the BJMP 7 who rushed to the hospital where the wound on his neck was treated.
Superbalita Cebu correspondent Arnold Bustamante shared some photos at the crime scene.