Viga police clueless about gunmen in farmer’s death

YET ANOTHER UNEXPLAINED KILLING has been recorded in Viga, where 44-year old Charlie Tomes, a farmer from Roxas, was gunned down in the evening of June 29, 2021 while driving his motorcycle on the Oco bridge by two armed men wearing jackets and full-face helmets. Photos by Viga MPS



Police authorities in Viga are facing a blank wall in their investigation into the killing of a farmer from barangay Roxas who was shot to death by riding-in-tandem gunmen last June 29, 2021.

The Viga police learned about the incident through a phone call from a resident at 8:30 P.M. and sent operatives to the San Jose (Oco) bridge where they came upon the bullet-riddled body of a man identified later as 44-year old Charlie Tomes.

According to witnesses, the victim was on board a topdown tricycle on his way home when he was trailed by two unidentified men on board a motorcycle.

As the suspects came near the victim at the bridge, they fired upon Tomes several times until he fell from his vehicle.

Responding personnel of the Rural Health Unit declared Tomes dead on the spot.

Investigators later recovered seven shells from a Cal. 45 pistol and three shells from a 9mm handgun, with the postmortem examination showing that the victim sustained 10 bullet wounds.

The town police are still looking for the suspects, whose identities could not be determined as they wore full-face helmets and jackets while the area itself was dark at the time of the incident.

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