The 2nd suspect in UV Express colorum van rape case accused of molesting and raping two passengers was shot dead, Friday morning after allegedly trying to escape from arresting police operatives.
Suspect identified as Alfie “Buddy” Turado was spotted in Barangay Obrero in Quezon City by officials when he was reported to the police.
Residents mobbed Turado before he was arrested by police.
In previous reports, authorities brought Turado to the police station and denied accusations saying that he was with Wilfredo Lorenzo, the first suspect who was arrested, when the rape happened.
Turado clearly said that he did not rape the passenger and he was just driving the van, contrary to what their alleged 22-year-old victim claimed.
He added that it was Lorenzo was the mastermind of the crime who planned the whole thing and he had nothing to do with it.
Turado agreed to the police where he can show where he and Lorenzo stashed their loot. But when they already in the area along Tandang Sora, the suspect tried to grab a gun from one of the policemen inside the vehicle.
He was then shot inside the vehicle and brought to East Avenue Medical Center but pronounced dead few minutes before 4 a.m. From an initial police report, Turado sustained gunshot wounds in chest and neck.