At 3.30am Thursday, 31 August, a 29-year-old police personnel with the rank of Lance Corporal was found shot dead at the Pinggiran USJ Police station. The L/Kpl was stationed at the information counter of the Police station.
1. There were slash wounds found on his body
Selangor Criminal Investigation Department Chief, Senior Assistant Commissioner Fadzil Ahmad was quoted by NST saying that,"Investigations are being done to ascertain what transpired and the motive behind the incident."
According to Selangor Chief Police Officer Datuk Mazlan Mansor, Valentino was found lying in his pool of blood at the enquiry counter of the police station by members of a patrol unit that had returned to the station at 3.25am.
"When the patrol unit members went to the enquiry counter, they saw Valentino lying there. When they switched on the lights, they found that he was bleeding from the head," Mazlan was quoted as saying by The Malay Mail Online.
2. Valentino's semi-automatic gun is missing from the scene
Bukit Aman Special Branch director Mohamad Fuzi Harun was reported by Oriental Daily as saying that the gun may have been taken by his killer.
He said that police will investigate this case from several angles, including a possible terrorist attack. "However, so far, there is no evidence pointing to terrorism or the involvement of a terrorist organisation," Fuzi was reported as saying by FMT.
3. Police believe Valentino knew his attacker as he was shot was at close range. The Sarawak native was shot in head.
According to a report in The Star, Comm Mazlan said that the investigation so far has not revealed any evidence of personal issues like debts.
"We are also not ruling out that there could be more than one assailant," he added.
4. The police station does not have CCTV
Because there was no CCTV in the police station, police are now trying to find out whether any houses nearby had any cameras installed and whether they recorded anything.
According to the Selangor police chief, Valentino was killed at about 2.40am as witnesses told police that they heard explosions coming out of the place. However, the concern was dismissed thinking it was fireworks set off to celebrate National Day.
About an hour ago, at 1.30am, a police officer had carried out an inspection at the station and Valentino was alive at that time, the Selangor Police Chief added.
Lance Corporal Valentino mesa had been serving on the force for seven years. He leaves behind a wife.