Friday, June 8, 2007

Pastor Shot to Death

by: Aurell P. Arais

Malaybalay City – Three unidentified suspects shot to death a pastor here recently.

Senior Police Officer 2 Jesus Delfin, investigator of Malaybalay City PNP identified the victim as Misael Confesor Manangkil, 38, married and a resident of Sitio Tintinaan, Barangay Can-ayan, Malaybalay City.

The victim is a pastor of Assembly of Yahweh whose church based in the said area.

According to the report, one of the suspects posed himself as a customer on a sari-sari store owned by the victim but suddenly pulled a gun and pumped several bullets on the victims’ body causing his instantaneous death.

After shooting the victim, the other two suspects fired their gun and shout as quoted saying “Ayaw mo ug gawas” (Don’t dare to go out) causing panic on the neighboring houses.

Upon the arrival of the police authorities with army personnel the suspects already escaped to an unknown direction.

Recovered from the crime scene were believed empty shells from .45 pistol and armalite rifle.

As of press time, it is still a puzzle who were the suspects are and the motive behind the killing.


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