Thursday, September 23, 2021

PNP chief orders 'thorough' probe on Cortes killing

PHILIPPINE National Police (PNP) Chief Guillermo Eleazar on Friday, July 23, 2021, ordered the Cebu Police Provincial Office to conduct a thorough investigation into the killing of radio blocktimer Reynante “Rey” Cortes in Cebu City.

Eleazar assured that the police will look into all possible angles in the incident, including threats that the victim may have received.

“All angles will be investigated to determine the motive in the crime, especially if this was related to his profession. The local police will also investigate if there were threats to his life prior to the incident,” he said.

“Nananawagan tayo sa mga maaaring makapagbigay ng impormasyon sa kasong ito, makipagtulungan kayo sa mga awtoridad upang agarang maresolba at mabigyan ng hustisya ang pagkamatay ni Cortes,” he added.

Cortes was shot and killed on Thursday, July 22, in front of station dyRB Radyo Pilipino along N. Bacalso Avenue in Barangay Mambaling, Cebu City.

Authorities believed a sniper was behind the killing.

Investigators have retrieved CCTV footage in the vicinity of the crime scene. (Third Anne Peralta-Malonzo / SunStar Philippines)


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