Jaypee Larosa: Killed by Duterte’s Death Squad After Mistaken Identity
Below is the story of JAYPEE LAROSA who was mistakenly killed by Rodrigo Duterte’s “Davao Death Squad (DDS)“. The “Human Rights Watch (HRW)” organization in 2009 provided a short description of his assassination:
At around 6 p.m. on July 17, 2008, 20-year-old Jaypee Larosa left his home in Lanang, a quiet residential neighborhood in Davao City, to go to a nearby Internet cafe. An hour later his family heard six successive gunshots. A neighbor rushed into their house to say one of their sons had been shot in front of the café. Jaypee was taken to a hospital, but was declared dead on arrival.
Eyewitnesses said that Larosa had been shot by three men in dark jackets who had arrived on a motorcycle. After they shot him, one of them removed the baseball cap Larosa was wearing and said, “Son of a bitch. This is not the one,” and they immediately left the scene. It appears that the assailants were seeking to kill another man, a suspected robber. No one has been arrested for Larosa’s murder. His family is unaware of the police having taken any meaningful action in the case.
Jaypee was apparently mistaken for not a suspected Robber but his Uncle NILO LAROSA, who was accused of killing the Broadcaster Ferdie Lintuan in December 2007.
(Blog originally published in November 28, 2015, updated in December 11, 2015 to include details about Nilo Larosa)