Quezon City Police District (QCPD) Director, Police Chief Superintendent Guillermo Lorenzo T Eleazar reported to National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) Chief, PDir Oscar D Albayalde, that the Toyota Land Cruiser with plate number AHA 3458 used by THE suspect in the February 25 road rage killing of Anthony B. Mendoza on D. Tuason St. was voluntarily surrendered yesterday to the Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit (CIDU) Camp Karingal, Quezon City.
PCSupt Eleazar said, a certain Alfamil Yap, a friend of suspect Fredison Atienza a.k.a. Sonson, turned-over the vehicle to CIDU investigators before 5:00 p.m. yesterday, February 28, 2017.
CIDU Chief, PSUpt Rodelio Marcelo said Yap surrendered the vehicle upon the advice of a lawyer.
Michael Mendoza, the victim’s brother who witnessed the shooting, positively identified the surrendered Toyota Land Cruiser as the same vehicle which the suspect was driving when the shooting incident occurred.
PCSupt Eleazar said, “Pumunta po dito kahapon ng umaga yung lawyer ng suspek at nakipag-coordinate para sa turn-over nung sasakyan at kaya po nasa custody na ng CIDU yung Land Cruiser.
Sinabi rin ng abugado na sisikapin niyang i-workout ang pagsurrender ng kanyang kliyente. Sa ngayon, ongoing po ang ating hot pursuit operations laban sa suspek at hindi tayo titigil hanggang hindi natin siya mapasuko o mahuli. At considering po na siya ay ‘armed and dangerous’ muli po kaming nanawagan sa publiko na mag-ingat sa taong ito at mangyaring ipagbigay alam sa QCPD sakaling makita ito. Para sa suspek naman, mas makabubuting sumuko na siya at harapin ang kanyang kaso.”