Manhunt on vs slay suspect

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Saturday, May 10, 2014


POLICE are hunting down a man tagged in the killing of another at the corner of McArthur Highway and Agaton Street in Toril in Davao City Wednesday evening.

Members of the Toril police are trying to identify the suspect who was only described as about 5’4 tall, medium built, and was wearing a camouflage jacket and maong pants.

The victim was identified as Eduardo Rebota Abendan, 19, of Sitio Pagkakaisa in Lubogan, Toril.

Initial investigation conducted by Police Officer 3 (PO3) Barney Jones Batutuo showed the incident happened at 7:10 p.m. while the victim and his friends were about to cross the street in the area.

Police said the suspect shot the victim on his head, causing his instantaneous death. The man hurriedly left heading towards Rasay street in Toril Poblacion.

The rescue team declared the victim dead.

The victim's body was brought to Villa Funeral Parlor in Toril.

Further investigation conducted by the police showed that the victim and the suspect figured in a heated argument over a mobile phone before the incident. According to reports, the cellular phone was sold by the victim.

The Scene of the Crime Operatives (Soco) recovered one fired cartridge at the crime scene.

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on May 11, 2014.

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