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Pro-Tokhang tanod shot dead

A barangay watchman who earlier participated in the implementation of “Oplan Tokhang” was shot dead at midnight yesterday by an unidentified gunman in Quezon City.

The Quezon City Police District (QCPD) said Bonifacio Fraun, 48, a volunteer safety officer of Barangay Batasan Hills, was killed while performing his duty.

Police said Bonifacio and his co-worker Jerry Mendiola were manning a barangay outpost at the corner of Riverside Street and Commonwealth Avenue when they decided to help the crew of a garbage truck in collecting waste in the area.

Moments after, a man, wearing a bull cap and a face mask, suddenly approached Bonifacio from behind and shot him once in the head.

The suspect immediately fled on foot after the shooting.

Police said no one was able to recognize the gunman.

Mendiola, for fear of his life, ran for his safety and proceeded to Bonifacio’s house along Kalayaan Street to inform the victim’s wife and relatives. (Vanne Elaine P. Terrazola)