By BiliranIsland.com Staff
Published 3:55 PM, June 16, 2022
BiliranIsland.com

Ormoc City—A drug pusher who was arrested in Naval, Biliran on July 16, 2016 but was released on prison after the court approved his Plea Bargaining Agreement last year was shot dead by unidentified suspects on board a four wheel vehicle about 4: 50 in the afternoon on Tuesday (June 14) in Sitio Pikas, Brgy. Lilo-an, Ormoc City.

Police Station 3 COP Police Lt. Rodolfo Mercolita identified the parolee as Jan Michael Manacap, a.k.a Mico, legal age, a resident of Sitio Pikas Brgy. Lilo-an Ormoc City.

Case investigator Police Chief Executive Master Sergeant Jackson Sivila in an interview said that they received a cellular phone call from a concern citizen thru their hotline informing their office about an alleged shooting incident that occurred in the said mentioned and upon saw a lifeless body of the victim lying in a pool of blood at the ground.

Initial investigation disclosed that the victim was feeding his fighting cocks when unidentified culprits arrived and riddled him with bullets without mercy resulting in his instantaneous death. The police said that the way the victim was killed, it looks like the culprits were very angry with him because they wanted to erase his face by shooting him several times, almost beyond recognition. The suspect then left the area on board a white vehicle according to the victim’s neighbors.

Lt. Mercolita said that the victim was a new resident of the area and nobody identified him in the community until relatives of the parolee reported to their station. He said that neighbors of the victim only saw him when he came out of his house to feed his fighting cocks. He added that according to the residents the victim was not that friendly to the community.

SOCO personnel from Ormoc City Police Office that processes that crime scene recovered at least 11 spent shells of caliber 5.56, a bullet commonly used by Armalite rifles. – BiliranIsland.com

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