E-bike operator shot dead in Pasil

A PASSENGER electric bicycle (e-bike) operator was shot dead along Magsaysay Street, Barangay Pasil, Cebu City on Saturday at 1:38 a.m., November 19, 2022.

The victim identified as Randy Jabello Mingote, 30, a resident of Sitio Lawis in the same barangay was walking with his live-in partner when he was shot by the gunman without any provocation.

Mingote was brought to the hospital, where he was declared dead hours later.

The suspect was identified as Gerylle Dela Torre, 26, who is still at large.

Police Major Francis Renz Talosig, chief of Sawang Calero Police Station 6, said Mingote succumbed to several gunshot wounds.

The police are now focusing their investigation on personal grudge since the victim and the suspect are neighbors.

Pasil Barangay Captain Julius Guio-guio described the victim as a silent person and had no record of being involved in illegal drug activity.

He said they received information that Mingote hit somebody while driving a motorcycle-for-hire or habal-habal.

They also received reports that Mingote is a police asset.

It was revealed that somebody attempted on the life of the victim in the past, but he did not survive this time.

The Scene of the Crime Operation (Soco) recovered from the crime scene three spent bullet casings and an unfired bullet of .45 pistol. (BBT, TPT)