Special Investigation Task Group formed to probe bowling champ’s killing

January 13, 2019

THE San Juan Police has created a Special Investigation Task Group (SITG) that  will look into the circumstances regarding the death of bowling champ on who was shot dead by a lone gunman wearing surgical mask inside a bowling center he was managing in Greenhills, San Juan City on Friday afternoon.

According to San Juan Police chief, Senior Supt. Dindo Reyes the  task group named   “ Special Investigation Task Group (SITG-Constantino ) was formed to investigate the death of Angel Nathaniel Constantino, 52, married and resident of Barangay Manggahan , Pasig City.

The  SITG will be headed by Reyes with members composed of San Juan Police Deputy chief for Operations headed by Chief Insp. Edgar Escereza,; Criminal Investigation Unit of San Juan Police headed by Senior Insp. Jonathan Dionisio De Castro, Intelligence Unit, and Scene of the Crime Operatives (SOCO).

Constantino who has two gold medals in the 1992 World Youth bowling championships in Caracas, Venezuela in 1992 was shot dead while having a snack at around 5 p.m. Friday at the Bill and Bo Bistro just beside the E-Lanes Bowling Center he was managing .

Reyes said the suspect, wearing a blue T- shirt, denim short pants, dark cap and a surgiclal mask  entered the restaurant and posed as customer.

The suspect pretended to order food, but when he saw Constantino who was eating at a table he approached him and suddenly pulled out a gun from his sling bag and shot the victim at close range thrice in the head.As the victim lay on the floor, the gunman shot him again.

The attacker fired shots in the air to scare people away and walked casually down to the basement where a cohort was waiting for him on a yellow scooter.  They drove towards Aurora Boulevard in Quezon City.

Police investigators  on Saturday morning recovered a caliber. 45 pistol with serial number 125706 believed to be used by the suspect and four empty shells and slugs hidden near the parking entrance.

The  task group will further investigate the  victim’s death and seek early solution of the case, according to Reyes.

The San Juan chief added that they are looking at several motives ––weather  be personal or work related.

San Juan had Police already viewed footages of some closed circuit television camera (CCTV) installed in the area which can help in their ongoing investigation.