Mangilao shooting death now a homicide investigation

At the scene, all that remains are remnants of crime scene tape on a basketball rim outside the home where the incident occurred. (PNC Photo by Jolene Toves)

Police have reclassified the investigation into the death of a Mangilao man who was shot last week.

Police Spokesman Sgt. Paul Tapao says that an autopsy was performed in the 41-year-old man who was shot at a Mangilao home on Dec. 11.

“It was determined that the cause of death was due to a gunshot wound and the manner of death ruled a homicide,” Tapao said.

The circumstances surrounding the man’s death have not been revealed by authorities as the investigation continues.

At this time, no suspects or persons of interest have been identified.


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Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.