A retired police chief inspector was killed while his two women passengers escaped unhurt in a daring ambush perpetrated by riding-in-tandem suspects yesterday afternoon in Pasay City.
Former Chief Insp. Roberto Razon, 52, of Metro Real, Montalban, Rizal, succumbed to bullet wounds in the body while being rushed to San Juan De Dios Hospital while two of his passengers, identified as Menchie Ramos and Florabelle Legazpi, both of legal age, were unhurt.
A report received by acting Southern Police District (SPD) director Senior Supt. Eliseo Cruz said the victim was driving a black Toyota Vios (AAY-2369) when he stopped the car at the corner of Diokno Boulevard and Coral Way, MOA Complex at around 12:09 p.m. when the traffic lights turned red.
The suspects, on board a single motorcycle, stopped near the victim driver’s side after which the back rider pulled out a handgun and shot the victim repeatedly before they fled.
Pasay police chief Senior Supt. Noel Flores said that prior to the killing, the victim conducted an inspection of his security personnel of his security agency at Solaire Hotel and Casino.
Homicide investigators believed that the suspects followed the victim when he left the casino hotel and shot him repeatedly.
Police have yet to establish the motive behind the killing while a follow-up operation was still ongoing for possible identification and arrest of the suspects.