Rude Anthony Melodia : “Alleged Gun-for-Hire Arrested in Sta. Catalina After Shooting Resident, Suspect in Councilor’s Killing”

Death – Obituary – Accident and Crime News : Alleged Gun-for-Hire Apprehended in Sta. Catalina, Negros Oriental after Shooting Incident

In a recent development, law enforcement authorities have successfully apprehended an alleged gun-for-hire in the town of Sta. Catalina, Negros Oriental. The suspect, identified as “Longlong,” a 57-year-old resident of Purok 3 in Barangay Manalongon, was arrested shortly after he shot a resident in Sitio Kantamsi, Barangay Nagbalaye. The victim sustained multiple gunshot wounds and was rushed to a private hospital in the capital city for medical treatment. Thankfully, he is currently on the road to recovery.

According to initial reports, the motive behind the shooting appears to be an old grudge, although further investigations are underway to ascertain the exact details. Interestingly, during the course of the ongoing investigation, it was discovered that Longlong was also a suspect in the high-profile killing of Sta. Catalina councilor Rude Anthony Melodia on January 10, 2021.

Melodia was tragically gunned down while having his car washed, as three unidentified assailants on motorcycles unleashed a hail of bullets upon him. The councilor succumbed to his injuries instantaneously, leaving the community in shock and mourning. Subsequently, Lt. Stephen Polinar, the spokesperson of the Negros Oriental Police Provincial Office, confirmed Longlong’s alleged involvement in a series of murders across Sta. Catalina. It is worth noting that the suspect had previously been apprehended in connection with these crimes but had secured his release on bail.

The authorities have hailed this recent breakthrough as a significant achievement in their ongoing efforts to dismantle criminal networks and ensure the safety and security of the local populace. The arrest of Longlong not only brings justice to the victims and their families but also serves as a stern warning to those involved in illegal activities. The police force, in collaboration with other law enforcement agencies, remains committed to upholding the rule of law and bringing perpetrators of heinous crimes to justice.

As the investigation continues, additional details are expected to emerge, shedding light on the extent of Longlong’s alleged criminal activities. The community remains hopeful that this arrest will mark a turning point in their battle against organized crime, paving the way for a safer and more peaceful future in Sta. Catalina, Negros Oriental.

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