Cop riding bike with kids shot by suspects 'riding-in-tandem'

Posted at 02/10/14 12:19 AM

MANILA – A cop was shot dead by suspects riding-in-tandem in Pasay City on Sunday morning.

The victim, PO1 Alu Butal of PNP-Caraga, died on the spot after sustaining multiple gunshots wounds.

According to Senior Supt. Florencio Ortilla, Pasay City Chief of Police, PO1 Butal was riding a motorcycle with his two kids along Tramo Street when suspects riding-in-tandem blocked their way and shot the victim at point-blank range.

Ortilla said the suspects quickly escaped.

The victim’s children who were with him during the incident were not harmed.

Investigators are still trying to identify the suspects and the motive behind the crime.—report from Dennis Datu, DZMM