San Miguel, Bulacan police chief Lt. Marlon Serna was shot dead Saturday night while responding to a robbery in Barangay San Juan, a police report said.
Serna’s team chanced upon two unidentified suspects riding a motorcycle, who opened fire.
Serna was hit in the head and taken to a nearby hospital where he died from his wounds.
The Philippine National Police later offered a P1.2 million reward for anyone who can give information on the whereabouts and identities of the suspects.
The reward came from the Department of Interior and Local Government,which gave P500,000; the Police Regional Office Region 3 which gave P300,000; PNP chief Gen. Rodolfo Azurin Jr., who gave P200,000; and Bulacan Gov. Daniel Fernando, who gave another P200,000.
Police Regional Office 3 Director Police Brigadier General JoseHidalgo Jr. said that he tasked the Bulacan Provincial Police Office to investigate the incident.
PNP spokesperson PCol. Jean Fajardo said Serna joined the pursuit operations using his own vehicle, and around 10:30 p.m., they encountered the suspects, who fired at them when they tried to intercept them.
The killers escaped towards Barangay Akle in San Ildefonso town.
Pursuit operations were ongoing.