Former PIB chief, Yape, shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Cebu City

By: Delta Dyrecka Letigio, Paul Lauro November 21,2019 - 07:54 PM

Police Colonel Joie Yape | Contributed photo

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Police Lieutenant Colonel Joie Yape, Jr., the former chief of the Cebu Provincial Intelligence Branch, succumbed to gunshot wounds after he was shot by unknown assailants on the late afternoon of November 21, 2019.

Police Major Elisandro Quijano, Abellana Police Station chief, confirmed to CDN Digital that Yape was pronounced dead after he was brought to the hospital.

Yape was shot by motorcycle-riding gunmen after he got off a motorcycle and was walking to an establishment in the area to meet his wife along Molave Street in Cebu City at past 5 p.m. of Thursday.

Yape served as the chief PIB for a year in 2017 and was later transferred to Calbayog City in Samar. 

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The shooting also happened two hours after a man was shot dead in Barangay Carreta in Cebu City at past 3 p.m. on the same day. | dbs

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