PNP NEWS RELEASE

 

NEWS RELEASE

AUTHORITY : PSUPT ANNA LIZA M GUZMAN
Chief, Provincial Police Community Relations/ PIO, Pampanga PPO
9633874/ pcr_pampppo_r03@yahoo.com.ph
DATE   : January 18, 2013

SITG “BATAS”


Pampanga PPO under PSSUPT R’WIN S PAGKALINAWAN upon the report of death incident of a Barangay Kagawad Lauro “Larry” Batas of Brgy. Sto Ni ño, Tabuan, Arayat, Pampanga created a Speacial Investigation Task Group named “SITG Batas” headed by PSUPT RICARDO S PANGAN JR, Deputy Provincial Director for Operations, to monitor and to immediately solve the incident involving an Elected Government Official (EGO).


Based on the investigation submitted by PSUPT ALLAN B PALOMO (OIC Arayat, Pampanga) that Brgy. Kagawad LAURO “Larry” BATAS Y CRUZ, 39 years old, married and a resident of Purok 2 Barangay Sto Ni ño, Tabuan, Arayat, Pampanga was shot repeatedly at closed range inflicting three gunshot wounds in the different parts of his body that led to his untimely death. This transpired on January 15, 2013 at about 9:30pm. Upon autopsy, the victim sustained one (1) gunshot wound in his neck, one (1) gunshot wound in his right chest and one (1) gunshot wound on his left waist. Said case was perpetrated by two (2) unidentified motor riding suspects armed with Cal. 45 and M16 Rifle after which fled towards the direction of Barangay Mapalad, Arayat, Pampanga.


Further investigation shows that the motive of the suspects is vendetta or personal grudge as what the family stated.

The incident is not considered an Election Related Violent Incident. Follow – up investigation is still ongoing and the case will be filed immediately.