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Hunt is on for cop killers

BACOOR, Cavite – Police have launched a manhunt for the immediate capture of two men suspected of shooting to death a policeman who responded to a robbery incident here.

Superintendent Christopher F. Olazo, Bacoor police chief, said that Police Officer III Joel Avelino Pelayo died a hero after he attempted to thwart the robbery at Dr. G. Animal Clinic Monday afternoon.

Off-duty that day, Pelayo was a customer of the clinic and was with his son, daughter, and niece.

Pelayo however succumbed to two gunshot wounds while his niece was injured after being hit by shards of broken glass.

Before leaving the crime scene the suspects also carted away Pelayo’s gold watch, bracelet worth P70,000, and his wallet. (Anthony Giron)