PRINTS FOUND IN .45 CAL­IBER

Task force formed vs sus­pect in An­gelo’s mur­der

Tempo - - Front Page - By JEL SAN­TOS

Probers have lifted fin­ger­prints from the gun be­lieved to have been used in the killing of for­mer world youth bowl­ing cham­pion An­gelo Nathaniel Con­stantino in San Juan City, po­lice bared Sun­day.

“SOCO (Scene of the Crime Op­er­a­tives) will check the PNP data­base if we have a record of the fin­ger­prints found on the cal­iber .45 pis­tol,” San Juan City po­lice chief Se­nior Dindo Reyes said.

This de­vel­oped as Reyes formed a task force that he him­self will lead to iden­tify the gun­man who shot dead the 48-year-old Con­stantino.

Mem­bers of the Spe­cial In­ves­ti­ga­tion Task Group Con­stantino (SITG-Con­stantino) will come from San Juan po­lice’s In­ves­ti­ga­tion Depart­ment, In­tel­li­gence Unit, War­rant Sec­tion, Green­hill’s Po­lice Com­mu­nity Precinct.

Reyes said they were try­ing to ob­tain a copy of the closed-cir­cuit tele­vi­sion (CCTV) footage of a build­ing near the va­cant lot where the as­sailant could have pos­si­bly passed by dur­ing his es­cape.

The city po­lice chief said the va­cant lot, which is near the en­trance/ exit of the park­ing base­ment of ELanes Bowl­ing Cen­ter, has no CCTV; and the only one that has it is the build­ing ad­ja­cent to the cen­ter.

“We are now co­or­di­nat­ing with the man­age­ment of the build­ing to get a copy of their CCTV footage,” he said.

The gun­man en­tered the es­tab­lish­ment through the park­ing base­ment of E-Lanes Bowl­ing Cen­ter in Green­hills, San Juan, and shot Con­stantino thrice in the head around 5 p.m. Fri­day.

The vic­tim was eat­ing bread when he was gunned down by the as­sailant who pulled out his firearm from his sling bag.

After killing the vic­tim, the gun­man re­port­edly fired shots in the air as he headed to the base­ment park­ing lot where he hid his gun.

Four spent shells were re­cov­ered from the crime scene.

Ap­par­ently, there was no guard at the base­ment park­ing lot of the es­tab­lish­ment, the rea­son why he en­tered and ex­ited swiftly.

The San Juan po­lice chief said that the sus­pect left the gun in the park­ing lot in or­der to avoid po­lice check-point.

Con­stantino is the coach and gen­eral man­ager of the bowl­ing cen­ter.

In 1992, Con­stantino won a gold medal dur­ing the World Youth Cham­pi­onship in Venezuela.

(MP Pro­mo­tions)

MANNY Pac­quiao (right) hits the mitts with lead trainer Buboy Fer­nan­dez at the Wild Card Gym in Los An­ge­les, Cal­i­for­nia.

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