Coop treasurer shot dead in Lamitan City PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 16 August 2013 13:23

A cooperative treasurer was shot dead in another gun violence in Lamitan City, Basilan yesterday morning.

Joseph Fernandez of Isabela City and treasurer of AFAMCO was gunned down around 8 a.m. along the highway at Sitio Baroy, Barangay Sengal, Lamitan,

Fernandez was on his way to work aboard a motorcycle when two men aboard another motorcycle tailed him. At Sitio Baroy, they sidled up with Fernandez’ motorcycle and the backrider opened fire on him.

It was learned that Fernandez managed to fight back by pulling out his.45 cal. pistol and returning fire on his assailants.

However he lost strength with five gunshot wounds in the body and later died along the road.

The killers ran away with with an undetermined amount of money and .45 cal. pistol taken from Fernandez’ possession.

Llamitan police said the motive was robbery. — Richard Falcatan