Cop shot dead in Quezon City

MANILA, Philippines – A police officer was shot dead in Quezon City on Tuesday night, November 5.

According to a spot report from the Quezon City Police District (QCPD), Police Lieutenant Ernesto Mendoza, 52, was driving his car, a Hyundai Accent with plate number DAD-5607, along Malingap corner Mapagkawanggawa streets in Barangay Teachers Village, Quezon City, at around 8:10 pm when gunmen on a motorcycle shot and killed him on the spot.

Mendoza was assigned to the District Logistic Division (D4) of the QCPD.

The QCPD has yet to respond to Rappler's query on the motive for the crime as of posting time. –

JC Gotinga

JC Gotinga often reports about the West Philippine Sea, the communist insurgency, and terrorism as he covers national defense and security for Rappler. He enjoys telling stories about his hometown, Pasig City. JC has worked with Al Jazeera, CNN Philippines, News5, and CBN Asia.