SAN Juan police are zeroing in on a couple of suspects in the ambush on Saturday night that wounded Letran player Franz Dysam and killed his girlfriend Joan Sordan, saying there is hard evidence that point to "love angle" as the motive in the shooting.
San Juan police chief Senior Superintendent Bernard Tambaoan said they are now in the process of identifying two of Sordan's former lovers - a seaman she married when she was 17 years old and a policeman who was only identified as a certain 'Bernard.'
“May hard evidence kami sa love angle,” Tambaoan told Spin.ph. “Kailangan naming makausap yung dalawa, kasi mabigat ang love angle dito. Yun ang possible motive. Baka may isang tao na obsessed sa kanya to the extent na tinatakot si Franz."
Dysam admitted to authorities that he was once threatened with a gun.
“Hindi pa lang namin ma-pinpoint yung dating ka-partner na pulis daw. Kasi chine-check pa namin kung pulis talaga. Walang nakakakilala,” he said.
Sordan has two children (16 and 11 years old) with her first partner, but their marriage had been declared null and void since she was only 17 at the time of the wedding. She has two kids with Dysam (two years old and three months old).
Tambaoan said police are also looking at a business angle since Sordan is a casino financier but has ruled out game-fixing as a possible motive in the crime.
Tambaoan said police already have a witness that could identify the two suspects as well a copy of the CCTV tape that shows the actual shooting, although he said the plate number of the Suzuki Raider the two gunmen used cannot be seen clearly in the footage.
“Talagang target naming timeframe is one month … lutas ito. Naglagay na kami ng timeline para mas tutok sa kaso,” said Tambaoan. “Nagsabi yung witness namin na kaya niyang ituro kung makikita niya.”
Tambaoan bared that while the suspects are still at large, he will detail security escorts to the young cager as well as the whole Letran team.
“Hangga’t hindi namin naikukulong yung suspek, may bantay silang pulis. Mainam na yung safe,” said the San Juan police chief.