BAGUIO CITY, Philippines – A police officer was shot dead Tuesday morning, January 28, in Villaviciosa, Abra, by two unidentified men.
Police Master Sergeant Frederick Fernandez Ybanez was about to enter his transient house in Poblacion at about 8 am when two men came to shoot him at close range. He was only about 40 meters from the police station where he just came from.
The gunmen were said to have used caliber .45 and 9 mm pistols, based on the slugs recovered in the area.
Ybanez was brought to the Seares Memorial Hospital, but he was declared dead upon arrival.
This is the second high profile shooting in Abra in 24 hours.
On Monday morning, January 27, Rex Bonnit, a 41-year-old high value target, was shot dead while aboard his motorcycle in San Gregorio, La Paz town.
Police Captain Bob Paguirigan, police chief of La Paz, said that Bonnit, a resident of Danglas town, had surrendered to the police in their area to clear his name regarding his being a drug personality. – Rappler.com