Crime / Weekend News

Fatal shooting in San Pedro

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter

Rolando Espat, 22, a fisherman of San Pedrito layout, San Pedro, was shot and killed shortly after midnight on Saturday in that town.

Police say that when they observed the body at the San Pedro polyclinic it had gunshot wounds to the chest, left cheek and right upper thigh.

According to police, Espat was heading home at about 12:15 a.m. when at about 50 feet away from his house a man approached him from behind and fired several shots at him. The culprit then escaped.

Police say they have recovered one 9 millimeter expended shell and slug from the scene and have since detained a 27-year-old man of San Juan Area, San Pedro Town pending charges.

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