Investigators linked the latest victim of a shooting incident in the city to the drug ring of the slain high-profile drug personality, Artemio Tare Jr.
Chief Inspector George Vale, Tagbilaran chief of police, confirmed that the name of the latest victim,Â Reynaldo Pocoy–also known as Ramini, and his corresponding orders of shabu appeared in the bluebook recovered from Tare in past police operations.
Tare killed one of the cops who swooped down an alleged drug den at sitio Ubos of Poblacion 1, this city sometime in August last year.
While fleeing onboard a Southern Star bus, Tare was killed by cops at a checkpoint in Guindulman about two days later.
One of Tareâ€™s alleged runners, Pocoy, was shot on Sunday night while eating inside an eatery near the Camp Dagohoy compound along Tamblot St.
Pocoy, 37, single and a resident of Sta. Cruz sub-village in Poblacion 3, this city, sustained two gunshot wounds on the back portion of the head that went through the left cheek.
Two men riding in tandem cameâ€”the one driving the motorcycle without plate number waited at the roadside, while the backrider was the one who went inside and told the people around not to be worried as they just came for one person.
Scene of the crime operatives recovered three empty shells and a slug of 9mm ammunitions.
They also recovered a cellophane containing a sachet of shabu and several empty smaller cellophane sachets, and cellular phones from Pocoy.
Vale also said Pocoy had been in the watchlist of drug personalities and had also been tagged in stealing motorcycles.
The police discovered Pocoy kept several motorcycles which are believed to have beeen stolen.
Follow up investigation focused on other members of the drug ring that he was involved with, considering that Pocoy had been dragged in previous shooting incidents.
This initially leads to the theory that the other group was getting even, according to Vale.