The Daily Manila Shimbun


Manila cop shot dead while bringing daughter to school

August 15, 2017

A Manila police officer was shot dead while riding a motorcycle with his daughter in Ermita  Monday morning.

Superintendent Erwin Margarejo, spokesman of the Manila Police District, identified the victim as Police Officer 2 Mark Anthony Penano assigned at the district headquarters’ support unit.

Margarejo said based on their initial report, the incident transpired around 8 am along Ayala Avenue corner San Marcelino Street near Technological University of the Philippines.

"Penano was followed by the suspects from their residence. He was bringing his daughter to school when the suspect shot him," said Margarejo in a phone interview with Daily Manila Shimbun.

Penano was declared dead on the spot by police scene of the crime operatives while his daughter was unharmed, said Margarejo.

Margarejo said they will look at the CCTV footage in the area to identify the suspect.

He said they are doing a background check on Penano's record. Ella Dionisio/DMS