Barangay captain shot dead in Pangasinan

Barangay captain shot dead in Pangasinan

STA. BARBARA, Pangasinan — Unidentified gunmen riding on motorcycle shot dead the Barangay Captain of Payas, Sta. Barbara at about 7:10 p.m. Friday in Barangay Payas, Sta Barbara.

The victim was identified as Romeo Macatbag Montemayor, 48, the incumbent Barangay Captain of Payas.

Initial investigation disclosed that the victim was sitting in the nipa hut of his sister where he was having his pedicure service when shot several times by motorcycle-riding criminals whose identities still unascertained.

The gunmen fled after the shooting bringing along their weapons with them.

The police learned that the victim had an old grudge with his neighbor and other barangaymates who filed complaints against him for Grave Threats, Alarm and Scandal, Malicious Mischief and extortion, particularly from the owners of computer shop (piso net)
and other establishment in Barangay Payas.

The victim was immediately rushed by responding Policemen to the Mapandan District Hospital, for treatment but was declared dead on arrival by attending phycycian. PNA/