Race car driver Enzo Pastor was shot dead by a still-unidentified gunman shortly before midnight on Independence Day. He was only 32 years old. The incident happened while he was on the road in Quezon City, specifically at the intersection of Congressional and Visayas Avenues.
“Now, the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) has formed a seven-man investigating team to focus on Pastor’s murder. The special task group will be headed by Senior Supt. Procopio Lipana, QCPD deputy district director for operations,” reports Julie M. Aurelio in Philippine Daily Inquirer.
Serving as deputy chief of the task group is Supt. Ariel Capucao, the Talipapa station commander who has jurisdiction over the area where Pastor was killed. The other members are Supt. Rodrigo Bauto Jr., intelligence chief; and Supt. Michael Macapagal, chief of the investigation and detective management division.
Senior Insp. Maricar Taqueban, QCPD spokesperson, said, “The task group will be in charge of the entire investigation for the information of our district director and the higher-ups in Camp Crame. This is done especially for high-profile cases.”
The report noted that Pastor’s case “prompted Interior Secretary Mar Roxas to order the Philippine National Police to form special investigation teams to look into such high-profile cases, including the murder of hotel chain owner Richard King in Davao City.”
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