CAMP DIEGO SILANG, La Union – A 54-year old Minister of the Bible Baptist Church was shot dead by an unidentified man Thursday night in his home in Barangay Ambalite, Pugo town.

Chief Inspector Artemio Infante, La Union police information officer, told media men that Rev. Pastor Rosendo Bulaoy, was about to go up the stairs of his house when he was shot at close range by his assailant.

The victim was dead on the spot, Infante added, citing police reports.

Bulaoy was married but it was not known whether his family was with him or he lived alone at the time of the incident.

The suspect allegedly escaped on a black pick- up truck, which had been parked near the victim’s house, and fled south towards the next town of Rosario, La Union.

It was learned that the car was seen roaming around the victim’s residence before the incident.

The police are still establishing the identity of the suspect and his motive in killing Bulaoy. JUN ELIAS/