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Police tag soldier in killing of Cagayan barangay captain

InterAksyon.com
The online news portal of TV5

MANILA - Police investigators have tagged an Army soldier as one of the two suspects who shot dead a barangay captain and critically wounding her husband inside their house in Cagayan province, police said Sunday.

Citing initial results of the investigation being conducted by the Amulung Municipal Police Station, Supt. James Nalliw, spokesman of the Police Regional Office 2 (PRO-2), identified the suspect as PFC Glenn Salud, currently assigned at the Army’s 7th Infantry Division in Fort Magsaysay, Nueva Ecija.

“Salud and his unidentified companion were still at large. Salud is a resident in the place where the crime was committed,” Nalliw said.

 He said Salud was positively identified by some residents who saw him and his companion running away after the shooting from the house of the victims at around 4:30 a.m.

Barangay Captain Anatalia Solaina, 62, was dead on the spot after being shot several times while her husband, Edgardo, 59, was rushed to the St. Paul Hospital in Tuguegarao City for medical treatment.

“Edgardo sustained gunshot wounds in his chest and still in critical condition,” Nalliw said.

He said the victims were having their early morning coffee in the kitchen when the suspects barged in.

“We’re still waiting for the result of the autopsy of Anatalia so that we will know what kind of firearms were used by the two suspects. Our investigators were still trying to find out the motive of the crime,” Nalliw said.