POLICE are investigating the death of Corporal Ruffy Pepito, who was shot by an unidentified gunman in Ormoc City Saturday evening, December 19, 2020.
Initial investigation disclosed that the 38-year-old policeman was buying an ice cream at a store along Barangay Libertad around 8:40 p.m. Saturday when a gunman disembarked from a sports utility vehicle (SUV) and fired at the victim several times.
According to a witness, the assailant was wearing camouflage clothing and carried a long firearm.
The suspect fled onboard the SUV after the shooting.
The witness did not also notice the vehicle’s plate number, police said.
According to the report, Pepito was assigned at Silago Municipal Police Station in Silago, Southern Leyte. (SunStar Philippines)