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LEGAZPI CITY – A police officer of Cataingan Municipal Police was shot dead by unidentified suspects inside a cockpit arena in Barangay Bugang, Pio V Corpus, Masbate.

Authorities identified the victim as Police Corporal Randy Almanzor, 39 years old. According to witnesses in the crime, Almanzor was having a “good time” in a barrio fiesta when at least 10 men, believed to be members of local communist terrorist group, arrived and fired on the victim.

Almanzor was declared dead on the spot while suspects fled, taking the victim’s service firearm.

Recovered at the crime scene were three fired cartridges caliber .45 pistol.

Meanwhile, pursuit operation continues against the assailants.

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Almanzor’s murder following the killing of Patrolman Robert Sularta, 28 years old amd detailed to 2nd Masbate Provincial Mobile Force Company and augmented in Dimasalang PNP last Monday, April 1.