A teenager became
the latest casualty of car jackers who struck at BF Homes, Parañaque
Richard Capili, a 19-year-old nursing student, was
shot dead by three men who also took the van he was driving. SPO1
Generoso Partolan said the incident took place inside the
subdivision, in front of the LBC Landco Center Mall on Gil Puyat
Street corner President’s Avenue, at around 6:30 p.m. on Sunday.
Capili had parked in
front of the mall to wait for his sister. As he sat inside his grey
Toyota Revo (plate number WRY-883), three men boarded the van.
witnesses, a scuffle ensued between the victim and the suspects. The
victim might have resisted the suspects so he was shot,” Partolan
told the Inquirer yesterday. Case investigator, P02 Tio Calvo said
in his report that witnesses saw the suspects maul Capili before
they heard a gunshot.
The teenager was able
to get out of the car and cry for help. But one of the suspects,
armed with a .45-cal pistol, shot him, the report said. The suspects
then fled on board the victim’s car, leaving Capili slumped on the
pavement, said Calvo. According to Remie, the victim’s father, his
children had stopped at a grocery and a drugstore before going to a
bookstore. “My daughter said she was already inside the bookstore
when she heard gunshots. She saw her brother slumped on the pavement
of the parking lot,” Remie said in a phone interview .
The teenager was
brought to the Parañaque Medical Center but he was declared dead on
arrival. He sustained a lone gunshot wound on his right armpit. The
bullet passed through the arteries of his lungs before it reached
his heart. Parañaque police chief Supt. Ronald Estilles said an
artist’s sketch of one of the suspects had already been sent out to
different police stations.