Alleged robbery suspect shot dead in Bacolod

The man was gunned down at Purok Nangka, Barangay 3 in Bacolod City Sunday night, September 18.*BCPO photo

An alleged robbery suspect was shot to death at Purok Nangka, Barangay 3 in Bacolod City on Sunday night, September 18.

Killed was 29-year-old Raymund Apelledo.

Capt. Paul Vincent Pendon, Police Station 2 chief, said that the victim had been incarcerated for illegal gambling before and was also linked to several robbery cases in Bacolod.

Pendon said that based on the information they received, Apelledo was supposed to meet with his group, also said to be robbers, the night he was killed.

Someone called Apelledo on the phone that prompted him to leave their house, the victim’s wife said.

Apelledo was then shot several times on the road.

Police said it is possible that there were more than one assailant because of the quantity of ammunition recovered.

At least 21 fired bullets from a suspected .9mm caliber firearm were recovered from the crime scene.

The police are looking into the possibility of a misunderstanding due to their illegal activity as the motive for the killing.*

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