Police Arrested Suspect in Media Killing Attempt In Dagupan

CAMP BGEN OSCAR M. FLORENDO- The Region 1 top cop commended the members of Dagupan City Police after the arrest of a suspected gunman responsible in a foiled slay of a media practitioner in Barangay Pantal, Dagupan City, Pangasinan on August 26.

PC/Supt. Roman A. Felix, Regional Director of Police Regional Office 1 extended the commendation to P/Supt. Christopher Abrahano, Chief of Police and ordered to conduct an in-depth investigation after the arrest of a suspect identified as Rolando A. Lim Jr. alias “Ronnie/Oning.

The victim identified as Orlando “Orly” Navarro, 54 years old, married, resident of Pantal District and station manager of DWIZ FM based in the city, sustained gunshot wound on his left back and he was immediately rushed to Pangasinan Medical Center in the same barangay where he was treated and now out of danger.

Based on report reaching this headquarters, the incident was happened at around 1:00 AM of August 26 while the victim was having a conversation with the tricycle driver after he alighted from the tricycle he boarded.

Meanwhile, PSupt. Abrahano reported that a Special Investigation Task Group (SITG) was formed to dedicate speedy and accurate investigation to identify the mastermind and motive of the frustrated killing.

He also added that statement of the victim and witnesses were already taken pending the filing of frustrated murder against the suspect.

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