Ex-police colonel turned lawyer slain

September 21, 2019

A 68-year-old retired police colonel and practicing lawyer was yesterday killed by an unidentified gunman in front of his house in Muntinlupa City.

Southern Police District (SPD) Public Information Office head P/Lt. Col. Jenny Tecson said Jesus Acpal of Blk 46 Lot C Arellano St. Katarungan Village, Brgy. Poblacion died on the spot when he was shot repeatedly by two gunmen who fled immediately.

Officers-on-case P/MSgt. Sherwin Forasiero and P/SMSgt. Jumar Tira of Muntinlupa Criminal Investigatiom Unit said the victim was about to open the gate of his garage after arriving home at around 1:05 a.m. from a movie together with his young son who was still inside their Toyota Fortuner when the suspects suddenly appeared and shot the former police officer.

The victim’s daughter Camille told police her father had no known enemies and all the cases he had been handling as lawyer were all private. She added that the victim had not received any death threat prior to the killing.