THE Cebu City police are still looking for the person believed responsible for the death of a man who was hit by a stray bullet during a riot in Sitio San Roque, Barangay Lorega San Miguel, Cebu City at dawn on Wednesday, June 14, 2023.
The suspect, Angelo Catipay alias Gelo, 18, from Sitio Riverside, Barangay Hipodromo, has a pending arrest warrant after being involved in a theft on February 4, 2023 in Barangay Kamputhaw, according to Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) Chief Colonel Ireneo Dalogdog.
In addition to this, Catipay was among those accused of being responsible for the shooting incident in Barangay Parian on December 22, 2022, during the Misa de Gallo, which resulted in three injuries and one fatality.
Dalogdog added that two other cases have been filed in court against Catipay for murder and frustrated murder and his arrest warrant is expected to be out in a few days.
After the shooting incident in Lorega San Miguel that resulted in the death of Leo Paul Ramirez alias Pogoy, 41, the police quickly went to the house of the suspect but he was not there.
Ramirez succumbed to a gunshot wound in the head.
Jimuel Rosos, 25, from L. Flores Street, Barangay Pasil, was also hit in the leg.
Ramirez was sleeping on the side of the road in Sitio San Roque when he was awakened by the commotion.
Catipay allegedly shot at a group of young people who were running.
But Ramirez, who reportedly got up and crossed the road, was hit by a stray bullet.
Rosos’ right leg was also grazed by the bullet in the subsequent round of gunfire.
“Kini siya nga maong suspect involve sad ni siya sa theft incident last February 4, 2023 diri sa Barangay Kamputhaw, and then he is also involved in the shooting incident nga nahitabo niadtong December 22, 2022 diri sa may Barangay Parian, actually naa nay mogawasay nga warrant ani for the crime of murder and frustrated murder,” Dalogdog said.
(The suspect was involved in the theft incident last February 4, 2023 here in Barangay Kamputhaw, and then he was also involved in the shooting incident that happened on December 22, 2022 here in Barangay Parian; actually a warrant is about to be issued against him for the crime of murder and frustrated murder). (AYB, TPT)