5 suspects in QC police official's slay nabbed


Posted at Sep 04 2014 09:21 AM | Updated as of Sep 05 2014 04:01 AM

MANILA – Five suspects in the ambush of a Quezon City police official have been arrested.

A source told Radio dzMM that the suspects in the ambush of Chief Inspector Roderick Medrano last September 1 were arrested in different locations in Barangay Commonwealth before dawn on Wednesday, September 3.

The source said one of the suspects is being considered to become a witness in the case.

Medrano, chief for operations of Quezon City Police District – Station 4, was driving his children to school when armed men strafed his car at the corner of Zabarte Road and San Diego Drive in Barangay Kaligayahan last Monday.

Medrano was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital. His wife and two children survived the attack. Police said the slain cop protected his children from being fatally shot.

A closed-circuit television camera captured the incident.

In the CCTV footage, Medrano's car is seen crashing into a wall after the strafing. After this, the gunman came closer to him and fired more shots to make sure that he would die. – report from Johnson Manabat, dzMM