Cagayan, Philippines – Aparri police have arrested the suspect in the killing of a village traffic enforcer in Quezon City.
Chief Inspector Pepito Mendoza Jr, Aparri acting chief of police, said Geronimo Iquin was apprehended in a hotel in Macanaya village in Aparri, the suspect’s hometown, on Tuesday, October 4.
Iquin allegedly shot Ernesto Paras Jr, a traffic enforcer in Holy Spirit village in Quezon City, on September 30 after the latter tried to remove Iquin’s car’s license plate due to a parking violation.
Footage from a closed-circuit television camera (CCTV) showed that the traffic enforcer was removing the car plate of Iquin’s vehicle when the latter arrived. After a heated argument, the suspect got a gun from his car then shot Paras several times. Iquin was seen running over the victim as he fled the crime scene.
Mendoza said the Aparri police received information from the Tuguegarao City police station that Iquin left the city for Aparri on Monday night.
Mendoza said Iquin confessed to the crime, and admitted that he stayed with his relatives in Tuguegarao before he learned that authorities were pursuing him.
Iquin reportedly said he left his Honda Civic and the 9 mm pistol he used in the crime in San Roque village in Antipolo City, Rizal.
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