P250,000 bounty for infant’s killer
Caoayan, Ilocos Sur — Appalled by the death of a three-month-old infant hit by a stray bullet in the heat of the New Year’s Eve revelry in Barangay Anonang Mayor, here, Governor Ryan Singson is offering a R250,000 reward for information leading to the gunman’s arrest.
“We’re offering this reward for the immediate arrest of the suspect in this case of indiscriminate firing (of a gun),” said Singson.
“I’m very much saddened over what happened to this innocent three-month-old baby,” he added, referring to victim, Vhon Alexander Q. Llagas, who was sleeping beside his father inside their house when the stray bullet hit him in the head.
Experts from the Philippine National Police Headquarters at Camp Crame in Quezon City arrived here yesterday in case a firearm is retrieved from any suspect so that it may undergo a ballistics examination for matching with the slug extracted from the baby’s head.
Senior Inspector Reynaldo Mendoza, Caoayan chief of police, said the focus of the investigation is the trajectory of the bullet that pierced through the roof and fired from a 9mm gun.
Sr. Superintendent Jemar Modequillo, Ilocos Sur Police Provincial Office (PPO) director, said it is possible the firearm was discharged just within the immediate vicinity.
“We measured the trajectory and it is obvious that the gun was fired very near the victim’s residence,” Modequillo said.