Guard slain in Matalam, Davao-A A +A
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
KIDAPAWAN CITY -- Unidentified gunmen shot dead a security guard who was detailed at an agricultural buying station inside a public market in Matalam town in North Cotabato at 6 p.m. Monday.
Matalam police chief Elias Colonia identified the victim as Jerry Carbillos Amatorio, 29, security guard detailed at VCL Buy and Sell in Poblacion, Matalam.
Colonia said the victim was standing at the entrance of the store when one of the three unidentified suspects approached him and shot him thrice on his head and chest.
The other two suspects were posted near the crime scene, reports said.
The suspects immediately boarded a motorcycle parked nearby and fled toward the dark portion of Poblacion, Colonia said.
Police recovered from the crime scene three slugs of a caliber 45 pistol, which the gunman used in killing the guard.
Colonia said they have yet to know the motive and those behind the murder.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on January 09, 2013.