By Gabriel Agcaoili
A former employee of a security agency died from a gunshot wound after he attempted to kill his former boss on Wednesday in Brgy. Old Balara, Quezon City.
Police identified the dead suspect as Jay Tio, 24, a former security guard from RJE Speed Guard Security and Investigation Agency and who resided in Brgy. Pasong Tamo, Quezon City.
The employee who killed the suspect was identified as Mark Estanislao, 31, a staffer of the agency and a resident in Brgy. Old Balara.
The victim was identified as Cirilo Pilapil, 54, the inspector of the agency and resides in San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan.
Police said witnesses saw Tio, who resigned last Sept. 10 from the security agency, arrive with a bladed weapon at its office apparently under the influence of alcohol.
According to an employee of the agency, Tio wrapped his arms around the former and threatened him that he will get hurt if he did not tell the suspect where Pilapil was.
Upon knowing Pilapil’s location, which was at the payroll section room, Tio immediately went to face the victim, according to witnesses. Witnesses said Tio kicked the room’s door open and stabbed Pilapil on his lower abdomen which prompted the victim to run for his life.
According to witnesses, Tio turned his attention to another employee, Rolando Segaya, with an intent to stab the latter. He was about to stab Segaya when Estanislao, who was in the vicinity, pulled out his gun and shot Tio multiple times, killing him on the spot.
Police said Estanislao immediately fled the scene with his weapon while Pilapil was rushed by a staff member of the security agency to a nearby hospital before he was transferred to Veterans Memorial Medical Center in Diliman, Quezon City.
According to police, Tio sustained two gunshot wounds below his right armpit and right arm.
Operatives of Scene of the Crime Operations recovered a deformed bullet, a kitchen knife, a black wallet containing assorted identification cards, P5000 cash, 5000 worth of Indonesian currency, a Saudi Riyal, and two small plastic sachets filled with white crystallized substance suspected to be shabu.