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Cops launch ‘in depth’ probe of killing of ex-Masantol vice mayor, companion

Jan 26, 2021 @ 15:34
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Central Luzon police have launched an in-depth investigation to determine the circumstances behind the killing of former vice mayor Jorge Bustos III of Masantol, Pampanga and his companion identified as Eric Cariaga.

The two victims were found dead each with one gunshot wound in the head inside the office of the Blue Gems Security Agency in Angeles City at around 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, according to +
Central Luzon police director.

Bustos, 46, served as vice mayor of Masantol from 2004 to 2010. He was the brother of Patrol party-list Rep. Jorge “Bar” Bustos.

“Based on initial investigation, there was no intruder that came inside the office prior to the shooting incident, but we will still review the CCTV (closed-circuit television) footage on that day,” De Leon was quoted as saying in a Sun Star Pampanga report.

He said CCTV footage was already forwarded to the Anti-Cybercrime Division Office. He added that both victims would undergo paraffin tests to find out if they fired a gun before they died.

A gun found at the crime scene was submitted to the regional police office.

“Our police are already looking into all angles and relative information that can provide resolution to this case as soon as possible,” De Leon said.

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