Samar cop gunned down

A still unidentified assassin shot and killed a police sergeant in Catbalogan City in Samar early morning Wednesday, the Police Regional Office 8 reported.

An initial investigation showed that the suspect followed Senior Staff Sergeant Kirk Walter Lorenzo on his way home in Barangay Muñoz from the Samar State University where he attended an alumni event on Tuesday night.

Around 3 a.m. Wednesday, the gunman surprised the policeman inside his residence and shot the latter as he was resting in the sofa at the receiving room of their house.

After being informed of the shooting incident, officers from the Catbalogan City Police Station rushed to the victim’s residence and discovered him with a gunshot wound in the head. The victim was taken to the Samar Provincial Hospital where he was pronounced dead upon arrival by an attending physician.

The local police has requested the Samar Crime Laboratory’s SOCO team to process the crime scene and look for clues that may lead to the identity of the killer, said PRO8 director, Brigadier General Dionardo B. Carlos.