Slay suspect escapes using mayor’s car

SOLSONA, Ilocos Norte, Nov. 25–Mayor Alex Calucag of this municipality confirmed that he owns the getaway vehicle used by a suspect in the fatal shooting of a tricycle driver in San Nicolas town.

However, he no longer used the subject vehicle for several months since the time he lent it to a relative, he said.

He recalled that the subject vehicle was his ride when he and his police escort were attacked here prior to the May 2016 local elections.

In that ambush, he survived with serious gunshot wounds while his bodyguard perished. After the incident, he gave the vehicle to the aforesaid relative for his temporary use.

The mayor said that when he learned about the San Nicolas shooting incident involving his relative, he advised the suspect to surrender to the police and face any charges.