December 1, 2021

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“Tripping struck” pedicab driver shoots dead 2 cops in Naga City

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Two (2) Naga City policemen were shot dead by a pedicab driver allegedly “from tripping”
or “napagtripan”.

The pedicab driver beat up the first cop with an iron pipe and shot dead the victim after seizing the cop’s gun.

Killed was PCMS Romeo Padua, who was on visibility patrol in Barangay Dinaga at about 7 pm, Saturday night.

According to police investigation, the suspect, Jericho Cano , a pedicab driver, did the killing because of “napagtripan – sheer joy from tripping”.

Rushing toward Barangay Tabuco, suspect Cano chanced upon another policeman, PCpl Christian del Valle, and shot the cop dead.

Responding policemen launched pursuit operation during that crucial hour and shot dead the pedicab driver.

Police were still investigating on what motive had pushed the pedicab driver to kill the 2 policemen.