Hacking suspect shot dead inside his house in Minglanilla

Police see personal grudge as possible motive in the killing

By: Emmariel Ares and Paul Lauro - Multimedia Reporter - CDN Digital | October 18,2023 - 04:35 PM

A 33-year-old man was shot and killed by an unidentified assailant inside his house in Purok Manga, Barangay Manduang, Minglanilla Cebu on early Tuesday morning, October 14,2023. | Paul Lauro

A 33-year-old man was shot and killed by an unidentified assailant inside his house in Purok Manga, Barangay Manduang, Minglanilla in southern Cebu on early Tuesday morning, October 14, 2023. | Paul Lauro

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A 33-year-old man, who was found to be a suspect to a hacking incident, died after he was shot multiple times by a still unidentified assailant inside his home in Purok Manga, Barangay Manduwang, Minglanilla in southern Cebu on early Tuesday morning, October 17, 2023.

The police report showed that the shooting incident happened at around 1:30 a.m. and was reported to the Minglanilla Police Station at around 2:50 a.m. by the barangay chairperson of Manduang.

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How victim was killed

The victim was identified as 33-year-old Jessie Delantar Ordoño, a resident of the barangay.

The victim was brought to the Minglanilla District Hospital, but he was declared dead on arrival by the attending physician.

According to the report, one of the victim’s neighbor told police that he heard seven gunshots at the time of the incident.

The neighbor claimed that the sounds came from Ordoño’s house which prompted him to ask help from other neighbors.

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Victim an at-large hacking suspect

Initial investigation of the Minglanilla Police Station showed that the victim was an at-large suspect to a previous hacking incident in the same barangay.

Ordoño was accused of hacking 45-year-old Noel Agac-ac Antipuesto, also a resident of the barangay, at around 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 14, 2023.

The report also showed that the victim previously had a quarrel with his mother who had not been sleeping in the victim’s house after she was evicted by her son who allegedly threatened to kill her.

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Neighbor heard 7 gunshots

The victim’s neighbor, a 72-year-old man, also told police that he had a previous altercation with Ordoño after he confronted the latter to stop throwing stones at the roof of his house.

The victim allegedly attempted to hack him, but he was not hit. However, the matter was settled amicably at the barangay hall.

According to the report, police are looking into personal grudge or revenge as the possible motive behind the shooting because it was found that the victim previously threatened to kill Antipuesto’s entire family.

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Follow-up investigation

Police are conducting a follow-up investigation to identify and arrest the assailant behind the shooting incident that resulted to the death of Ordoño, said the report.

The Minglanilla Police Station said in a press statement posted on the police station’s Facebool page, said that the victim died from gunshot wounds on his head and forearm.

Police also recovered from the scene five empty shells of a .45 caliber pistol and a bullet which would be submitted for ballistic examinations.

Meanwhile, the victim’s cadaver was brought to the Holy Spirit Funeral Homes for further forensic procedures.

Police also called on those with information related to the incident to come forward and relay it to authorities to help them with the investigation.

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