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Lady cop shot dead, another wounded


By Peping Heramil

A lady cop was shot to dead while her companion was also seriously wounded in what authorities believe to be an assassination plot staged by a daring gunman just outside the residence of the victims in Star Apple Drive, Barangay Baliwasan, Zamboanga City last Thursday.

Zamboanga City Police Office (ZCPO) spokesperson Sr. Insp. Shiellamie Chang identified the slain lady cop as Police Officer 1 Rosalyn Beranrdo Macapili, 33, single, and who is an active operative of the Station Drug Enforcement Team (SDET) of Police Station 7.

Chang said that the wounded companion of the slain policewoman was identified as Lineth Intong Tuballa, of legal age,  who sustained lone gunshot wound  in her body. Both shooting victims are residents of Star Apple Drive, Baliwasan.

Macapili and Tuballa were rushed to Brent Hospital but the policewoman was pronounced dead while undergoing medical treatment.

Chang said that the Scene of the Crime Operatives (SOCO) team processed  crime scene and where they were able to recover 9 spent shells and 4 slugs of Caliber .45 Pistol.

Information received by Zamboanga Today revealed that the victims were inside the house when they heard hard object hurled on their roof which prompted both of them to rush outside their house.

The gunman, who has already been waiting outside, suddenly appeared and opened fire at the victims hitting PO1 Macapili in the different parts of her body while a stray bullet  hit Tuballa.

Chang told Zamboanga Today that the case investigator is not discounting the possibility that the daring shooting  has something to do  with the policewoman’s  work especially  in the campaign against illegal drugs.

“City Police Director Sr. Supt. Alan Nazarro, during the conference, directed the investigator-on-case PO2 Geric Ambrona to study all possible motives of the incident and establish the identity of the suspect,” Chang revealed.

It can be noted that the ZCPO and all its 11 police stations have further intensified their campaign agains the illicit drug trade in the entire city.

Two months ago, another lady cop assigned in police anti-drug operations was also killed in San Roque. (Peping Heramil)

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