Rookie cop shot dead in Cebu

A ROOKIE policeman was shot dead by still unidentified gunman early Sunday morning, March 6, in a remote village in Cebu, police reports said.

According to reports reaching Camp Crame, the PNP headquarters in Manila, the victim was identified as PO1 Romel Taping of the 7th Regional Public Safety Battalion.

The reports said the victim was reportedly in his home when he was shot by the suspect at around 5 a.m. in Sitio Riverside, Barangay Arpili, Balamban Town.

The policeman was brought to a nearby hospital, but died an hour later while undergoing medical treatment.

Police are currently investigating the said incident. Anthony Vargas

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