Maritime cop gunned down in Lapu-Lapu City


A cop on duty at the Philippine National Police (PNP) Maritime Group was gunned down in front of his house in Barangay Babag, Lapu-Lapu City on Friday evening of the 3rd of May.

Police Master Sergeant Rudy Janagap of the Hoopsdome Police Station identified the victim as Police Master Sergeant Joseph Villamor. Villamor stood outside his home and was seen talking to somebody when two unidentified men onboard a black and yellow scooter approached him at around 7:57 p.m.

One of the two men who rode backseat got down, went to Villamor and abruptly pulled out a pistol and shot Villamor in the head. The gunman again fired several shots at the police officer as he fell down to the ground then returned to his companion. Villamor died on the spot.

Police found eight empty shells of .45 caliber pistol at the crime scene. The assailants then sped away to an unknown direction.

Jaganap stated Villamor is currently working as an intelligence officer assigned in various PNP Maritime Units in the Visayas.

Before his assignment at the PNP Maritime Group, Villamor previously worked under the Lapu-Lapu City Intelligence Branch from 2014 to 2015.

Jaganap added Villamor recently returned home as he was scheduled to attend a hearing at the Lapu-Lapu City Palace of Justice next week.

Villamor is survived by his wife, Police Master Sergeant Laila Samson Villamor, who is assigned at the Police Regional Office (PRO) Central Visayas.

Jaganap added they still have no idea who is behind Villamor’s murder or who are the suspects who killed him.

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