Incident Summary:

04/21/2009: On Tuesday morning at approximately at 0900 along the road in Barangay Imelda, Naguillan, La Union, Philippines, unidentified gunmen in motorcycles shot a retired policeman, Eduardo Banay, seven times and killed him. The victim was ambushed while on his way from work with his son, his son was left unharmed. Authorities recovered five empty shells of a .45 pistol. No group claimed responsibility.




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:

La Union


Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Imelda neighborhood of Naguilian.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity
Specific Description A retired policeman was targeted in the attack.
Nationality of Target Philippines
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Handgun
Weapon Details
A .45 pistol was used in the attack,
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) No
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Other Crime Type
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Abs-cbnnews, " Retired Cop Shot Dead in La Union,", ( April 21, 2009)."
"Philippines News Agency," Retired Cop Ambushed in La Union," LexisNexisAcademic, Philippines News Agency, April 22, 2009."