The Police Regional Office (PRO) 7 declared the suspect in the slay of Catmon, Cebu police chief Senior Insp. Alexander NuÃ±ez, who was once assigned in Dauis and Loon, armed and dangerous and ordered the hastened finding of the alleged cop killer, â€œdead or alive.â€
PRO 7 director Chief Supt. Noli TaliÃ±o urged suspect Jaime Jayson who allegedly gunned down NuÃ±ez in Carmen, Cebu on Christmas Eve to surrender amid a manhunt against the alleged killer.
TaliÃ±o also called on the public to report information on the whereabouts of Jayson, 21, as the suspect remains at large.
NuÃ±ez, husband of former DYRD newscaster PO3 Queen Brigitte Viernes NuÃ±ez, was reportedly shot dead by Jayson after the policeman responded to a reported altercation among the suspect and his brothers.
Prior to the death of the policeman, one of the brothers identified as Carlito reportedly shot at NuÃ±ez but missed prompting the police officer to shoot back and kill him.
NuÃ±ez was reportedly on his way home on December 24 and was off duty when he responded to a domestic alarm among the Jayson brothers.
Three of the two suspects’ brothers Camilo, Carlo and Ricardo had also been taken into police custody.
While at the police station, Ricardo allegedly grabbed the pistol of a policeman shooting a cop in the process.
However, the injured police man was able to recover the gun and shoot the suspect dead.
According to police sources, NuÃ±ez was a vendor at the Danao City market while he was finishing his criminology course. (Rey Tutas)