The Bohol Provincial Police Office (BPPO) on Monday released a sketch of the alleged gunman behind the killing of Ernesto Sioco, Jr., a local political leader in Clarin town, two days before the midterm elections on May 13.
In the sketch released by the BPPO, the suspect was described as male, aged 21 to 24 years old, and between 5’3” to 5’6” in height. It also said the suspect has fair complexion, and has a medium built.
According to BPPO director Col. Julius Cesar Gornez, the sketch was created after gathering testimony from a witness.
“We were able to secure a witness who identified [the suspect] during the incident. And he was able to communicate with our crime laboratory,” Said Gornez during the Provincial Peace and Order Council meeting at the Capitol.
Gornez said that the murder has been considered as a suspected election-related incident.
Vice mayor-elect outgoing Mayor Allen Rey Piezas earlier confirmed that Sioco, a barangay tanod, was a “strong” supporter of his group.
Sioco was shot dead by one of four suspects on board two motorcycles, one trailing him and the other incoming from the opposite lane, at a remote barangay road in Candajec, Clarin.
The Clarin police earlier described the incident as well-planned attack. (RT)