Suspect in bus driver slay denies involvement

THE primary suspect in the murder of a bus driver on 6th Street in Barangay Apas, Cebu City, denied he was involved in the killing.

Jun Timtim said in a radio interview Wednesday morning, September 12, that he was in his house when Eliseo Devillieres was shot by motorcycle-riding assailants on Monday afternoon, September 10, in front of his family in Barangay Apas.

Senior Police Officer 3 Jeffrey Larobis, who heads the investigation, said Timtim was identified as the primary suspect in the killing of Devillieres.

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Timtim said he could not resort to shooting his former co-worker.

Larobis said that on Tuesday, September 11, they went to three bus depots in the city where Timtim was believed to be in hiding. But Timtim, according to Larobis, did not show up.

A closed circuit television camera footage, obtained by police, showed Timtim was in the vicinity of 6th Street before the victim was shot.

Larobis said Devillieres's live-in partner, Lorena Zamora, personally saw Timtim talking to a man onboard a motorcycle prior to the incident. The motorcycle bore similarities to the one used by the assailants, he said.

Police are also looking at the possibility that the other suspects were from the previous bus firm where the victim was working after Zamora told them that her partner received a death threat from his previous employer. (KAL with reports from SuperBalita Cebu)

Source: Local News

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