Army colonel shot dead in Zamboanga City

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines - An Army colonel was shot and killed here on Sunday night.

Lieutenant Colonel Cristobal Julian Paolo "Tiny" Perez, 46, was shot around 9:20 p.m. Sunday, in his residence in Buenbrazo Drive, Barangay (village) Guiwan here.

"He was declared dead at 10:45 p.m. at the Zamboanga Peninsula Hospital," said Supt. Luisito Magnaye, city police chief.

Perez was the G1 commander of the 1st Tabak Infantry Division in Pulacan, Zamboanga del Sur. He came here to celebrate Father's Day with his wife May.

Perez was a graduate of PMA Class 1993.