LOOK: Road rage suspect's car found

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 28 2016 12:16 PM | Updated as of Jul 28 2016 02:59 PM

(UPDATED) Police have recovered the car of Vhon Tanto, the Army reservist who is the main suspect in the road rage killing of cyclist Mark Vincent Geralde.

Tanto's vehicle, a red Hyundai Eon without plate number bearing conduction sticker MO-3745, is now in the custody of police in Aritao, Nueva Vizcaya.

The car, which police said is registered to a Carlos C. Rada Jr. from North Signal, Taguig City, has a sticker bearing the words "Hukbong Katihan ng Pilipinas."

Police earlier said the suspect left the vehicle in the house of his brother-in-law, Jonathan Leano, in Purok 3, Kirang, Aritao, Nueva Vizcaya.

Leano, 39, told police his brother-in-law had boarded a Florida bus going to Sampaloc-Cubao via SCTEX Wednesday morning.

The vehicle is set to be turned over to the Philippine National Police (PNP) Highway Patrol Group (HPG) in Camp Crame.

Road rage suspect abandons car, takes bus

Authorities have started a manhunt for Tanto who is suspected of shooting Geralde in cold blood last Monday.

July 25, 2016 –A cyclist ends up dead after being shot by a driver during a road rage incident at P. Casal Street in Quiapo, Manila last Monday. Nikon Celis, ABS-CBN News

CCTV footage, broadcast on national TV, showed a motorist confronting another man on a bicycle on Monday evening.

The two men initially engage in a fist-fight before one of them takes out a gun and shoots the other five times at close range, said investigating officer Charles John Duran.

Police later identified the shooter as Tanto.

"It looks like a case of road rage. There was a confrontation. The cyclist put the suspect in a headlock and the suspect then retreated. Then he takes out a gun from his car," Duran said.

"He shot (the cyclist) in the head and then fired four more shots as he lay on the ground," the police officer said.

A ricochet hit an 18-year-old woman nearby and she is still in critical condition, Duran added. - With reports from Danielle Louise Rebollos, ABS-CBN News; Agence France-Presse

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