Manila cop killed on fourth try

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A POLICE officer survived three liquidation attempts against him but not on the fourth as this time his assailants made sure that he would not survive.

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PO2 Joey Imperial, 45, assigned at the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO), was reading a newspaper outside his house on 2106 Kalabas Road in Sampaloc, Manila at about 6:45 a.m. on Tuesday when one of two unidentified men on board a motorcycle shot him.

Imperial sustained two gunshot wounds near his heart, and one each in the stomach, and a shoulder.

Gilbert Robin, the attending physician at United Doctors Medical Center (UDMC), declared Imperial dead at 8:35 a.m.

Initial police investigation showed that Imperial fought back but the assailants overpowered him.

Police recovered spent shells of a .45 caliber pistol.  It was the fourth time that Imperial was the subject of a liquidation. The motive for the killing is under investigation.

 

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