Evangeline Briones
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 31
Incident Details
  • Killed by unknown assailants in public
  • Date of Incident: March 10, 2018
  • Time of Incident: 5:45 pm
  • Location of Incident: Minglanilla, Cebu

THE live-in-partner of Minglanilla’s most wanted drug personality was shot to death by unknown assailants while walking in Barangay Ward 4, Minglanilla Wednesday afternoon, October 4.

Prior to her death, Evangeline Briones, 31, was facing various charges including illegal drug possession and two counts of murder.

Chief Inspector Verñino Noserale, Minglanilla police chief, said Briones was walking at Tres de Masyo Street in Barangay Ward 4 at around 5:45 p.m. when an unidentified person suddenly approached her and shot her on the head using an unknown caliber of firearm before fleeing.

Briones died instantly.

Noserale believes that Briones may have been killed by some of her rivals in the illegal drug trade.

Prior to her death, Briones reportedly continued the illegal drug operation of her late common-law husband Juvi Franza.

Earlier this year, Franza was killed in a police operation in his home in Barangay Tulay, Minglanilla.

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Franza was allegedly with Briones and their son during the operation.

A police officer, PO2 Evie Espina, was killed in the shootout.

Though she escaped arrest, Briones was charged for murder and illegal drug possession.

Briones was also accused for the murder of Franza’s estranged wife and her lover at Barangay Tulay last April.