TWO police officers were killed in an ambush in Barangay San Jose, Antipolo City on Wednesday night. Police Officer 2 Ernesto Turalba Jr., assigned to Baras Municipal Police Station, died instantly, while PO 2 Roberto Reganit, of the Rizal Police Provincial Office’s Drug Enforcement Unit in Taytay, Rizal died in a hospital shortly.
They were reportedly on their way to report for duty and each riding a motorcycle when attacked by the gunmen, also on motorcycles, along Zigzag Road in Barangay San Jose at about 8 p.m.
The policemen, both in civilian clothes when attacked, sustained several gunshot wounds.
The suspects immediately fled after the incident.
Investigators recovered several empty shells of a caliber 45 pistol from the crime scene. A pursuit operation has been ordered.
Investigation is being conducted to determine the motive for the killing and identity of the suspects.