Thursday, September 8, 2011

Jeepney driver shot dead by passenger

MANILA, Philippines – A jeepney driver was shot dead by a passenger in Pasig on Thursday morning.
The victim, 47-year-old Montalban, Rizal resident Maximo Perez, was driving along San Agustin Street in Barangay Pinagbuhatan when the unidentified suspect shot him at the back of his head.
The bullet passed through Perez’s right eye, causing his death.
SPO2 Rogelio Baltazar of Pasig police said the suspect, who immediately fled the scene, was one of three passengers inside the jeepney when the incident happened.
Baltazar said the two other passengers were nowhere to be found.
He added that the suspect did not take anything from the victim.
Marlon, the victim’s son, said he doesn’t know anyone who would have the motive to kill his father.
Witnesses said the suspect, with an estimated height of 5 feet and 6 inches, was wearing a white T-shirt and jeans.
Police have launched an investigation into the incident.

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