An electric-bicycle driver was shot dead allegedly because of a love triangle at Venus Street, Hillside Subdivision in Barangay Mansilingan, Bacolod City, at about 8 a.m. yesterday, the police said.
Rommel Reyes, 36, of Barangay Blumentritt in Murcia town, Negros Occidental, succumbed to gunshot wounds on his head and body, Senior Insp. RamelSarona, Police Station 7 commander, said.
Investigation showed that Reyes was driving his e-bike when the suspect Rommel Ayson, 32, also of BarangayBlumentritt, tailed and shot him with a .38 caliber revolver, Sarona said.
Ayson escaped, but was later arrested in a hot-pursuit operation at Las Palmas in Barangay Taculing, Bacolod, at about 12:30 p.m. yesterday.
A .38 caliber revolver was recovered from Ayson during his arrest, Sarona said.
A love triangle is being looked into as motive of the incident since Ayson got jealous of Reyes, whom he suspected to have a relationship with his live-in partner, whose name was not disclosed, Sarona said.
Ayson told the police that his live-in partner, who had not gone home Saturday, was with Reyes.
Sarona also said that Ayson had been looking for the victim since Monday.
Murder and illegal possession of firearm charges may be filed against Ayson, Sarona added.*SGG
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