Cordova’s chief investigator shot dead, 21 bullets found in crime scene

By: Morexette Marie Erram, Paul Lauro - CDN Digital | December 17,2020 - 09:51 AM

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The chief investigator of the Cordova Police Station was shot dead along the highway in Cordova town, Cebu on Wednesday evening, December 16, 2020.

Initial reports from the Cordova Police Station confirmed that one of its officers, Police Senior Master Sergeant Elizar Llanes, was killed while driving his motorcycle in Sitio Calan II, Barangay Poblacion in the said town.

Based on initial investigations, Llanes, who was 42 years old, told his coworkers at the police station that he was heading out for dinner. 

However, around 6:30 p.m. his lifeless body was found along the highway in Barangay Poblacion, just a few minutes away by foot from the police station. 

Police said residents near the crime scene reported saying that they heard multiple gunshots, which ultimately led them to discover Llanes lying face down on the road. 

A total of 21 fired bullet cartridges from a still unidentified gun were recovered from the crime scene. 

Police said they are still investigating the motive behind Llanes’ killing. 

/bmjo

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