By | February 8, 2024

Tragic Hit-and-Run Incident in Cebu City

On a sombre note, a 23-year-old local basketball player, Jeslar Larumbe, was tragically killed in a hit-and-run incident in Cebu City. The incident occurred on Queens Road, Barangay Kamputhaw, a bustling neighbourhood known for its vibrant street life and local charm. Unfortunately, this vibrant area was the backdrop of this horrific event that has left the community shattered.

Unravelling the Incident

Our hearts go out to Larumbe, who sadly met his untimely demise on Sunday, February 4. The vehicle implicated in the incident, a Mazda CX-7, was later discovered deserted on A. Laura St. in Barangay Guadalupe, another part of the city, just two days after the accident. This finding has added another layer of complexity to this tragic incident.

Murder Charges Filed

Fast-forward to Thursday, February 8, significant progress has been made in the investigation. The Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) has taken decisive action and filed a murder case against the anonymous owner of the Mazda CX-7. Despite the owner’s initial denial of any involvement, the weight of evidence, including witness statements and CCTV footage, has led to this significant development.

Continuing Investigation

The CCTV footage, in particular, has been instrumental in the case, showing the SUV intentionally hitting Larumbe. This atrocious act has stirred emotions among the local community, who are patiently waiting for justice to be served. We will continue to follow this developing story closely and provide timely updates on subsequent events.

Stay tuned for further updates on this heart-wrenching case as more details emerge.