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Home Crime Rush Hour Shooting: Assassins kill cop linked to drugs in broad daylight

Rush Hour Shooting: Assassins kill cop linked to drugs in broad daylight

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BACOLOD CITY – Unidentified gunmen here killed a former policeman linked to illegal drugs in broad daylight at a crowded shopping area.

Traffic leading to the place where Alcosaba was killed is congested during rush hour. | Photo by Richard D. Meriveles
Traffic leading to the place where Alcosaba was killed is congested during rush hour. | Photo by Richard D. Meriveles

Local spokesman Lt. Col. Ariel Pico told DNX the fatality was identified as Patrolman Eric Alcosaba who had a deployment order to Mindanao but went absent without leave.

Pico said Alcosaba was one of several policemen identified by a slain drug personality as one of those protecting illegal drug operations.

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(Update 1) The initial police investigation said four gunmen shot the victim simultaneously after he bought food from the store.

(Update 2) The National Police ordered the relief of Alcosaba from Police Station 7 in 2017 along with then Police Col. William Senoron, Supt. Edel Jose Manzano, Cadiz City police station chief; Supt. Placido Gentoleo of Bacolod City Police Office; Supt. Antonietto Cañete of PRO-NIR; and Chief Inspector Edison Garcia, Regional Intelligence Division.

See the video in our Facebook page sent to DNX by a concerned citizen who witnessed one of the killers shoot Alcosaba in the head as he was sprawled by the roadside after the first volley of shots.

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Julius D. Mariveles
Julius D. Mariveles
An amateur cook who has a mean version of humba, the author has recently tried to make mole negra, the Mexican sauce he learned by watching shows of master chef Rick Bayless. A journalist since 19, he has worked in the newsrooms of radio, local papers, and Manila-based news organizations. A stroke survivor, he now serves as executive editor of DNX.

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