Retired police officer shot dead in Capas

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga – A retired police officer and presently the chief of the Bamban, Tarlac Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (MDRRMO) was shot dead in broad daylight during an ambushed staged by two unidentified gunmen along the busy down town at Barangay Cutcut 1, Capas, Tarlac Monday, stated in sketchy police report.

Police identified the victim as ex-Chief Inspector Lino Mangrobang, formerly assigned in Bamban, Tarlac police station. The victim suffered multiple gunshot wounds in different part of the body and died on the spot.

Senior Supt. Richie Posadas, director Tarlac Provincial Police Office (TPPO), said Mangrobang was on board red Honda Civic car (WSR-826) on his way to Bamban municipal hall apparently to attend the Monday flag raising ceremony when waylaid by armed men past 7 a.m.

The victim, according to police sources had just retired from the PNP service last year and joined the local government where he was appointed as head of the MDRRMO.

Posadas said the victim suffered fatal gunshot wounds in the neck and upper section of the body.

Spent shells from calibre .45 pistol were recovered at the crime scene.

Posadas said the family of Mangrobang told investigators that the victim had been receiving death threats through phone but ignored it.

A special investigating body had been created to expedite the probe and determine the motive behind the ambush-slay of Mangrobang.

“We’re evaluating all information volunteered to us by informants,” said Posadas adding investigators are looking into possibilities that the killing has something to do with the victim’s former work as a police officer.

Other angles being considered include old are old grudge, land dispute, love triangle and business rivalry, it was gathered.