A police officer was shot in Poblacion, Alegria town past 8 p.m. Wednesday, the second police officer attacked in Cebu in just three days.
The officer was identified as PO3 Jonathan Tilos of Ginatilan Police Station, according to a radio dySS report, quoting desk officer SPO1 Leopoldo Tagalog. His condition could not be confirmed as of 10 p.m.
The shooting took place in Sitio Malbog, Barangay Poblacion.
Tilos is the third active police officer shot in Cebu in 10 months. Last Sunday night, Senior Insp. Raymond Hortezuela was shot and killed in a buy-bust in Barangay Tipolo, Mandaue City. Top police officials in the region described Hortezuela as a protector of slain drug lord Jeffrey “Jaguar” Diaz, an allegation his family has denied. (KAL)