Filipino, 60, robbed and killed in Baltimore
 
 
 
 
 
 

Filipino, 60, robbed and killed in Baltimore

/ 10:21 AM August 25, 2022
Victor Malabayabas, 60, a well-known figure in Southeast Baltimore church activities, died from his injuries.

Victor Malabayabas, 60, a well-known figure in Southeast Baltimore church activities, died from his injuries. FACEBOOK

A Filipino veteran of the U.S. Navy was killed when an unidentified assailant attacked and robbed him Saturday, Aug. 20, in Canton, Southeast Baltimore.

Victor Malabayabas, 60, a well-known figure in local church activities died from his injuries after an unknown assailant threw him to the ground and fled with his wallet, according to Baltimore Police.

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The suspect asked Malabayabas for a tissue as the victim approached his home after grocery shopping. After he gave the suspect a tissue, the latter reportedly grabbed him, threw him against a car and to the ground, causing serious injuries.

Malabayabas died in the hospital. His death was ruled a homicide by the state medical coroner.

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The state medical examiner’s office ruled the death a homicide on Tuesday, local CBS News reported.

Malabayabas moved from the Philippines to the United States in 1996, where he enlisted in the Navy, according to a Catholic Review article. After his military service he found a temporary job at investment management firm Morgan Stanley. He continued to work for the company after he passed a brokerage operations exam.

Malabayabas and his wife moved Southeast Baltimore, where he became a well-known  volunteer with Friends of Patterson Park. He also became a fixture in Catholic church activities, often bringing vegetables from his backyard garden, the Catholic Review said.

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