Man mauled, shot dead instead of being paid by debtor

  • Written by Itchie G. Cabayan
  • Published in Metro
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A 40-year-old man was mauled and shot dead reportedly for insisting on collecting a cash debt from one of three men who, just like him, are said to be working for the police as informant.

Victim Demetrio Sahagun, of 1879 Varona St., Tondo, Manila, died while receiving treatment in a hospital for several gunshot wounds in the body. Police are now said to be hunting down the suspects, identified as  John Marvin Gonzales, alias ‘Marvin Tajama Ibong’, JR Nicolas and Joey Almin.

Prober PO3 Roderick Magpale of the Manila Police District-Homicide Section said that the incident took place at  6:15 p.m. on Francisco Street in Tondo.

Investigation showed that the victim and the suspects are all ‘informants’ of the police and that the shooting stemmed from mere rivalry.

The barangay’s closed circuit television (CCTV) showed the victim going to the house of suspect Mar-vin and talking to the latter’s mother. Moments later, Marvin arrived, along with two male companions.

Marvin then fired at the victim, who managed to flee toward an alley where he was pursued by the suspect. Once cornered and down on the ground, the victim was shot and kicked by the suspects.