Cop shoots wife dead in Davao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/12 February) — A policeman assigned in Davao del Sur shot dead his wife outside an internet cafe along Sta. Ana Avenue, Davao City at around 1:50 a.m. on Friday.

The victim, who was identified as Lorna Abacan Adug, 35, a massage therapist and resident of Brgy. 74-A in Matina, this city was shot by husband PO3 Arvin Putong Adug, 38.

Cliff Aguio Dorado, a witness and a relative of the suspect’s, said the couple had a heated altercation outside Net Express Cafe when the suspect allegedly drew his handgun from his waist and shot the victim.

She was hit on left side of her body, back, lower right leg.

She was rushed by the witness to San Pedro Hospital but she died upon arrival.

After the shooting, the suspect escaped towards Guerrero St.

Responding policemen recovered from the crime scene two fired cartridges believed to be from a .9 mm caliber pistol, which was then subjected to ballistic examination.

The remains of the victim were kept at the hospital.

Relatives of the victim said the couple had already separated.

Police are now conducting a manhunt operation against the suspect. (Antonio L. Colina IV/MindaNews)