Cops nab 2 murder suspects-A A +A
Thursday, November 1, 2012
POLICE authorities in Misamis Oriental province arrested two suspects tagged in the death of a 54-year-old man in Gitagum town Wednesday afternoon.
Police identified the suspects as Jason Villahermosa, 29, and Nick Austrio, all residents of Ipil, Zamboanga del Sur.
Police Officer 2 Pedrito Cocamas of the Misamis Oriental Provincial Police Office said the suspects were identified by witnesses as the one who shot Diosdado Caballes Bergado in Barangay Matagad, Gitagum.
Cocamas said the victim succumbed to four gunshot wounds in his body.
Although police recovered some shells of a caliber .45 pistol at the crime scene, investigators had yet to determine the type of firearms used by the suspects.
Villahermosa was arrested a few hours later after his driven motorcycle, a Honda wave motorcycle with no plate number, was apprehended in Naawan town.
Austrio, on the other hand, was onboard a passenger van when arrested by police in Dalipuga, Iligan City.
Cocamas said they are still conducting an investigation to determine the motive of the suspects.
Published in the Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro newspaper on November 02, 2012.