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Gunman kills jail warden

LUCENA CITY, Quezon – A Quezon District Jail deputy warden sitting on his motorcycle was gunned down by an unidentified gunman along Thursday evening along Diversion road here.

Police identified the victim as SJO4 Allan Chan Sta. Cruz, 44 years old and a resident of 33 F 10th Ave., Cubao, Quezon City.

Lucena City SWAT mobile team immediately proceeded to the crime scene upon receiving information regarding the crime.

Initial investigation showed that the victim was sitting on his motorcycle along Barangay Domoit when the suspect approached and shot the victim at close range.

Authorities failed to apprehend the suspect who hurriedly left the area.

Probers were able to recover 14 fire cartridge cases for a 9MM caliber and two deformed bullets.

A thorough investigation is being conducted to indentify the suspect and establish the motive behind the slaying. (Danny J. Estacio)