QUEZON CITY, Philippines — Quezon City Police District (QCPD) Director PC/Supt Guillermo Eleazar said, road rage suspect, Fredison Atienza who allegedly shot I.T. expert, Anthony Mendoza last Saturday on D. Tuazon street corner Quezon Avenue, might surrender anytime.
According to PC/Supt. Eleazar, the suspect’s lawyer has already talked to them to ask what preparations are needed before the suspect surrenders.
However, the lawyer did not state when Atienza intends to surrender to authorities.
The QCPD has already recovered the white Toyota Land Cruiser, with plate number AHA 3454, allegedly used by the suspect when the incident happened.
Authorities also found out in their investigation that licenses for the .45 caliber pistol and Glock 9mm pistol registered to the suspect have already expired.
The QCPD has manhunt operations underway.
“He is now considered armed and dangerous,” said PC/Supt. Eleazar.
The QCPD also assured that once the suspect and the victim’s camp settle, criminal charges will still be pressed against the suspect.
Eleazar reminds motorists that “arrogance has no place on the streets.” — Grace Casin | UNTV News and Rescue
Police and ambulances raced to a shooting at a food festival in California on Sunday (July 28), and video posted on social media showed people at the event running for cover as shots rang out.
Few details were immediately available, but a police spokesman said there were casualties.
NBC Bay Area reported that ambulance crew were told 11 people were “down” after the shooting on the last day of the Gilroy Garlic Festival, an annual three-day event south of San Jose.
Footage uploaded to social media appeared to show festival attendees scattering in confusion as loud popping sounds could be heard in the background.
“What’s going on?” a woman can be heard asking on one video. “Who’d shoot up a garlic festival?”
Evenny Reyes, 13, told the San Jose Mercury News that at first she thought the sound of gunfire was fireworks. But then she saw someone with a wounded leg.
Another witness, Maximo Rocha, a volunteer with the Gilroy Browns youth football team, said he saw many people on the ground, but he could not be sure how many may have been shot and how many were trying to protect themselves.
He told NBC Bay Area that “quite a few” were injured, “because I helped a few.”
Founded in 1979, the Gilroy Garlic Festival features food, drink, live entertainment and cooking competitions. It says it is hosted by volunteers and describes itself as the world’s greatest summer food festival.
It was being held at the outdoor Christmas Hill Park, where weapons of any kind are prohibited, according to the event’s website.
To provide a safe, family-friendly atmosphere, it said, entry was refused to anyone wearing clothing or paraphernalia indicating membership in a gang, including a motorcycle club.
Festival officials did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Gilroy is about 30 miles (48 kilometers) southeast of San Jose. (REUTERS)
MANILA, Philippines – A police officer involved in a “road rage” incident that left two people dead in Candelaria town in Quezon Province is facing dismissal from service, the Philippine National Police Internal Affairs Service (PNP-IAS) said on Tuesday.
PNP-IAS Inspector General Atty. Alfegar Triambulo said the cop, identified as Staff Sergeant Alex Ilao Jr., has been undergoing a pre-charge investigation for grave misconduct and other administrative charges.
Ilao surrendered to authorities on Monday after he allegedly shot a businessman and his driver during a traffic altercation last Saturday.
Ilao has been disarmed and is currently staying at the PNP Headquarters. A request to place the suspect under restrictive custody is also being considered.
“Habang pending ang investigation ang kaso ng pulis, siya ay nasa headquarters lamang at hindi siya pwedeng umalis para hindi niya matakasan yung kaso niya, kung kailangan siya sa korte o sa IAS at sa mga investigating unit para maexpedite ang paglilitis sa kaniyang kaso,” Triambulo said.
(Pending case investigation, he will remain and will not be allowed to step out of the headquarters so he won’t be able to evade charges. If he needs to attend any hearings in court or in IAS and in investigating units to expedite his case hearing)
Triambulo said it may take up to 30 days before a resolution can be released on Ilao’s case.
The police officer will be dismissed from service and his benefits will be forfeited if he is found guilty of charges. (with details from Lea Ylagan)
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