By | January 15, 2024

Man Fatally Shot in Cebu City

A tragic incident unfolded in sitio Ipil-Ipil, Barangay Mambaling, Cebu City in the early hours of Monday, resulting in the death of a 40-year-old man. The victim, identified as Lloyd Monceda, was a resident of the area.

According to police investigation, the suspect, dressed in a black jacket, approached Monceda’s house and knocked on the door. Disguised as a buyer of illegal drugs, the perpetrator engaged in a conversation with Monceda. However, when Monceda’s live-in partner stated that they no longer had drugs, the suspect immediately opened fire, fatally shooting the victim.

Authorities recovered two empty shells of a .45 caliber pistol at the crime scene. The victim’s live-in partner disclosed that Monceda had recently received a death threat from an individual known as “Dodge,” who is reportedly a prominent figure in the area.

Initial investigations suggest that Monceda was involved in the illegal drug trade and may have been mistaken for a police informant. As a result, the police are considering the victim’s alleged involvement in illegal drugs as the motive behind his killing.

This shocking development has sent shockwaves through the community, as residents grapple with the loss of a fellow neighbor. The local authorities have vowed to bring the perpetrator to justice and ensure the safety and security of the community.

As the investigation continues, the police are urging anyone with information regarding the incident to come forward and assist with their inquiries. The loss of Lloyd Monceda serves as a somber reminder of the dangers associated with the illicit drug trade and the devastating impact it can have on individuals and communities.

It is a tragic loss that highlights the urgent need for collaborative efforts between the authorities and the community to combat the drug problem and create a safer environment for all residents of Cebu City.

Written by Adelyn A. Landiza for The Freeman | January 16, 2024 | 12:00am

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