Pangasinan broadcaster attacker faces frustrated murder rap

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Thursday, August 28, 2014


POLICE arrested on Tuesday the suspect who attacked a local broadcaster in Pangasinan, hours after he committed the crime.

Two eyewitnesses positively identified Rolando Lim Jr. as the man who allegedly shot and wounded the dwIZ FM Dagupan station manager Orlando "Orly" Navarro.

Dagupan Police Station chief Christopher Abrahano said Lim was subjected to paraffin casting on both hands at the Philippine National Police (PNP) Crime Laboratory in Lingayen, Pangasinan to determine the presence of gun powder nitrate.

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"In the background investigation conducted by the police to the suspect revealed that he was also allegedly involved in illegal drug activities," PNP Public Information chief Reuben Theodore Sindac said.

A criminal complaint for frustrated murder was filed against Lim who is temporarily detained at the Dagupan City Police Station.

Navarro was having a conversation with a tricycle driver around 1 a.m. Tuesday when Lim allegedly appeared and shot the victim, hitting him in the back.

Navarro is currently recuperating at Pangasinan Medical Center. (Sunnex)

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