A POLICEMAN assigned to the Provincial Mobile Force Company of the Negros Oriental Police Office (Noppo) is suspected to be the gunman of a radio blocktimer based in Dumaguete City.
P/Cpl. Roger Rubio was identified as the gunman by the driver of the motorcycle he was riding in tandem with and the driver of a Mitsubishi car Rubio was in earlier.
Both drivers were arrested during a police manhunt conducted a few hours after radioman Dindo Generoso was gunned down on Nov. 7, 2019 while he was on his way to the radio station for his program.
Mitsubishi driver Teddy Reyes, 44, and motorcycle driver P/Cpl. Glenn Corsame were identified based on footage of closed circuit television (CCTV), Noppo chief P/Col. Julian Entoma said.
Noppo’s investigators found out upon reviewing the footage from the CCTV mounted near the crime scene, that Rubio had got off a Mitsubishi car whose owner or driver they were able to trace, Entoma said.
Entoma said Reyes pointed to Corsame as the motorcycle driver who went with Rubio.
Reyes told police investigators that Rubio was the one who did the hit job on blocktimer Generoso.
Entoma said Corsame, the motorcycle driver, has surrendered to the police.
Police investigators found an exchange of messages between Corsame and Rubio before radioman Generoso was killed.
Entoma said the text exchange revealed that early dawn of Nov. 7, Rubio and Corsame had agreed on a pickup place and time to be able to spot Generoso.
Noppo investigators proceeded to Rubio’s house in Guihulngan City but were told by the occupants that the policeman had not been home since Nov. 6. Entoma said he is urging Rubio to surrender to his superiors or to him so he can explain himself.
He said the two drivers have pinpointed Rubio as the gunman and the CCTV footage showed Rubio’s face.
Noppo investigators have yet to know the motive of the killing. (AYB/MPS)