Police looking at robbery as motive for fatal shooting of restobar owner-A A +A
Saturday, August 24, 2013
A KOREAN businessman was found dead inside his house in Barangay Maribago, Lapu-Lapu City yesterday morning.
Lim So Yuen, 44, owner of a restobar in Maribago, suffered a gunshot wound in his chest and arm.
Homicide investigators said the victim may have been robbed before he was killed.
Insp. Zenaido Pastorfide, Homicide Section chief of the Lapu-Lapu City Police Office, said Lim’s belt bag and cellphone were missing.
The bag reportedly contained money he collected from his debtors amounting to P46,000 and another P6,000 from the restobar’s earnings.
Investigators, who went to the crime scene past 9 a.m. yesterday, recovered an empty shell from a .38 revolver and another from a .9mm pistol.
Also recovered was Lim’s .38 revolver.
The presence of an empty shell from another kind of firearm suggests that another party was involved, Pastorfide said.
The evidence will be brought to the PNP Crime Laboratory 7 for a ballistic examination.
Lim, who lived alone, reportedly quarreled with Ireneo Villarmia, 42, of Barangay Mactan last Friday.
Investigators invited Villarmia for questioning yesterday. Villarmia said he worked on the roof of Lim’s restobar last Friday but failed to get the work done because of the lack of materials.
Lim was reportedly not satisfied with Villarmia’s work because the roof leaked when it rained. He threatened the carpenter he would not pay him for the work.
But Villarmia denied any involvement in the crime.
Pastorfide said Villarmia will be subjected to a paraffin test to find out whether he fired a gun yesterday.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on August 25, 2013.