'Gunman' in Manipis shooting in custody

POLICE arrested one of the suspected gunmen behind the fatal shooting of 22-year-old Raymond Nadera in Sitio Campinsa, Barangay Manipis, Talisay City last Wednesday night, Aug. 17, 2022.

They identified him as Braylle Duron, a 27-year-old resident of Sitio Kasagingan Barangay Lawaan 3. He is said to be the victim’s neighbor.

Lt. Col. Randy Caballes, Talisay City Police Station chief, said they found Duron in the mountainous part of Barangay Pangdan in the City of Naga in southern Cebu after they received reports that he was hiding there.

He said he ordered his men to conduct a manhunt immediately after they discovered the crime.

"We have witnesses who pointed to the suspects. They saw them gun down the victim,” he said in Cebuano.

Caballes said Duron has been in and out of prison for illegal drugs. Duron is also an alleged gun-for-hire working for a drug personality whom Duron did not name.

Caballes said Duron was seen picking up the victim in a motorcycle at the latter’s home before he was killed.

Police are looking at Nadera’s alleged involvement in the illegal drug trade as motive for his killing. They believe the victim fell short with his cash remittances. However, they are not discounting other angles.

Meanwhile, Cpl. Eleazar Belciña, Talisay City police investigator, identified Duron’s alleged accomplices as Jener Horandoy and a certain Lalo.

According to Belciña, Duron and Lalo were the ones who shot the victim.

Superbalita Cebu tried to contact Nadera’s family, but its calls were not answered.