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Robber stabs man to death, wounds elderly in QC home

A 51-year-old man was killed while his 77-year-old drinking buddy was wounded when a robber broke into their house in Quezon City Monday morning.

Police identified the slain victim as Fermin Pacifico, while his companion was Reynaldo Ventura. They were attacked by an armed robber inside their residence at 10th Street, Barangay Mariana around 5 a.m. the other day.

The still unidentified robber took from them some P11,000 cash and assorted identification cards, police said.

Investigation said that prior to the attack, the two were having a drinking session in a room when Pacifico said he would just go outside and urinate.

Shortly, with Ventura still inside the room, the suspect, wearing a bonnet and armed with a knife, barged in and declared a heist.

Ventura told police the holdupper was demanding for his wrist watch. But the senior citizen, unfazed by the threat, hit the suspect in the head using his metal cane. This irked the robber and caused him to stab the elderly in the left arm.

The suspect then grabbed Ventura’s wallet from his pocket and then escaped.

Ventura called his wife who saw Pacifico already slumped in their living room, bloodied from several stab wounds.

They rushed Pacifico to the nearest hospital where he was declared dead upon arrival.

Ventura, meanwhile, is now recuperating from his wound.

A follow-up operation on the incident is being conducted. (Vanne Elaine Terrazola)

Armed men kill drug surrenderee in Marikina

A 44-year-old man was shot dead by three armed men inside his house in Marikina City the other day.

The fatality identified as Russel Jocson, resident of Naluhod Street, Barangay Sto. Niño, Marikina City, succumbed to multiple bullet wounds in the different parts of his body.
Initial reports reaching the Eastern Police District showed that Jocson was preparing to go to bed when the gunmen barged into their residence and peppered him with bullets about 10 p.m.

A witness told police that he saw the three armed suspects going inside Jocson’s house before hearing a burst of gunshots.

The witness added that he failed to identify the face of the gunmen because there was no electricity at their house the time of the incident.

It was also gathered that Jocson was a former drug user who recently surrendered during Oplan Tokhang.

Follow-up investigation is now being conducted by authorities to identifythe assailants and their motive. (Madelynne Dominguez)

Alleged drug peddler shot dead in Caloocan City

An alleged drug personality in Caloocan City was gunned down by policemen after he allegedly fired at them early Tuesday morning.

Sr. Supt. Chito Bersaluna, Caloocan Police chief, identified the fatality as a certain “Gilbert.”

Investigation revealed that at about 2 a.m., Caloocan Police received a tip from a concerned citizen about the alleged drug peddling activity of “Gilbert” along a road on Mountain Heights St. in Barangay 183, Caloocan.

Bersaluna said his men were immediately deployed to where “Gilbert” was reportedly selling illegal drugs.

The policemen reached the area at 2: 15 a.m. When the policemen were about to approach the alleged drug peddler, he reportedly pulled out a gun and fired at policemen, but missed.

Probers said “Gilbert” sustained multiple gunshot wounds, causing the instantaneous death of “Gilbert.” (Jel Santos)

Trader shot dead in Marikina City

A businessman engaged in the trucking business was shot dead by still unidentified armed men on board a motorcycle in Marikina City at dawn Tuesday.

Police identified the victim as Glen Monteverde, of legal age.

Initial report received by Chief Inspector Eduardo Cayetano, chief of the Station’s Investigation Division said the incident occurred at Ibarra Compound, Champaca Street, Marikina City, past 1 in the morning.

It was gathered that Monteverde had visited a friend in the area when he was suddenly peppered with bullets. He succumbed to bullet wounds on the left side of his head.(Madelynne Dominguez)

Crime gang member dies in clash with cops

A member of criminal group died when he tried to shoot policemen who were serving him a warrant of arrest early Monday morning in Taguig City.

Southern Police District (SPD) Director, Chief Supt. Tomas Apolinario, identified the fatality as Antonio Semining. He suffered several gunshot wounds in the body.

Semining’s companions whom have been arrested were identified as Adel Sarip; Ricky Paniel and Alvin Peralpa.

Apolinario said the incident happened at about 2:45 a.m. along 18 A. Virata St., Barangay Calzada, Tipas, Taguig City.

He said that prior to the shooting incident, members of the National Capital Regional Police Office (NCRPO, R2-RPIOUO, RPSB, SRU) and the Police Community Precint (PCP) 5, Taguig City Police conducted operation along the given place and to serve the warrant of arrest against the suspect.

The SPD chief said that the suspect who sensed the presence of policemen, tried to shoot the approaching police group, prompting the operatives to retaliate, hitting Semining several times in the body.

Apolinario said that the three other suspects, seeing Semining already bloodied and on the ground, surrendered to the police. (Jean Fernando)

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