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WATCH: Cop shot dead inside his vehicle in Tarlac

Jairo Bolledo
WATCH: Cop shot dead inside his vehicle in Tarlac

AMBUSHED. A screenshot from the CCTV footage shows two unidentified assailants ambushing Police Staff Sergeant Michael Maun in Tarlac on June 8, 2021.

Screenshot from sourced video

The victim was rushed to the hospital but was later declared dead on arrival, says PNP Central Luzon

A policeman was shot and killed by unidentified assailants while riding his vehicle in Tarlac on Tuesday, June 8. 

According to the report of the Philippine National Police (PNP) Central Luzon, Police Staff Sergeant Micheal Maun, assigned to the PNP Aviation Group, was shot dead inside his car in Barangay Cristo Rey, Capas town. 

In a video sourced and released by the Capas police, the victim was seen driving along Block 10 of Barangay Cristo Rey when a black vehicle (ZEW 568) suddenly overtook him. 

After overtaking, two unidentified assailants alighted from their vehicle and rained gunshots on Maun’s vehicle. The assailants escaped afterwards. 

The victim was brought to the Ospital ng Capas but was later declared dead on arrival, according to the PNP Central Luzon. 

Meanwhile, the vehicle used by the assailants was found abandoned at Sitio Baloy, Barangay Arangonen, Capas. The investigation is still ongoing, according to the police. –

Jairo Bolledo

Jairo Bolledo is a multimedia reporter at Rappler covering the police, crime, military, and security.