Air Force man, ex-Marine nabbed for death of Laguna cop

June 13, 2017 - 8:13 AM
Reuters file photo of a crime scene tape.

CAMP VICENTE LIM, Calamba City — An Air Force serviceman and a former Marine were captured after they allegedly shot dead the police intelligence officer of Alaminos, Laguna late Sunday afternoon.

A baby Armalite and a 9mm Beretta pistol were seized from Airman 2nd Class Lester Catungal and Jonald Luna, the former Marine, Senior Superintendent Cecilio Ison, Laguna police director, said.

A third suspect, Jim Noel Opena, is still at large.

Ison said Police Officer 3 Eduardo Cruz and two other policemen were on a surveillance operation when they were fired on at Del Pilar Street, Barangay 1, Poblacion.

Cruz was hit in the chest and was declared dead on arrival at the San Pablo City Medical Center.

His two companions were unhurt.