The accomplice of a colorum van driver accused of molesting and raping two passengers was shot dead after allegedly trying to escape from arresting police officers Friday morning.
The suspect, identified as Alfie “Buddy” Turado, was first spotted by officials of Barangay Obrero in Quezon City, who then reported him to the police.
Residents mobbed Turado before he was arrested by police. Authorities said the suspect was brought the police station where he admitted that he was with Wilfredo Lorenzo, the first suspect who was arrested, on June 10, when the rape happened.
But he said he did not rape the passenger and he was just driving the van, contrary to what their alleged 22-year-old victim claimed.
He added that it was Lorenzo who planned the whole thing and he had nothing to do with it. ABS-CBN News/April Rafales