Jail officer gunned down in Bohol

CEBU CITY — A jail officer was killed in an ambush by motorcycle-riding gunmen in Barangay Balintawak, Talibon town, in Bohol on Tuesday.

Jail Officer 2 (JO2) Ricky Encila died after he was shot several times in the body, said Supt. Reyman Tolentin, public information officer of the Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7) in a phone interview on Tuesday.

Tolentin said an initial investigation showed that Encila had just finished his duties at the Talibon District Jail and was driving his motorcycle home to Barangay Corazon of San Miguel town in Bohol when he was tailed by two men on a motorcycle at past 4 p.m.

When Encila reached Barangay Balintawak, the backrider on the other motorcycle pulled out a gun and started shooting Encila.

Tolentin said investigators were still looking into the motive of the killing. /cbb

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