Drunk rookie cop arrested for firing shot during argument with neighbor
A drunk rookie policeman of Caloocan City was nabbed, along with his brother and cousin, after firing a shot during an altercation with his neighbor in Quezon City.
Investigators of the Quezon City Police identified the arrested men as PO1 Marcos Laggui, 37, who was assigned at the Police Community Precinct 5 of the Caloocan Police Station, his brother Julian, 30, and their relative Daniel Guillermo, 28, all resident of Barangay Claro, Quezon City.
Investigation disclosed that their neighbor, Angelo Reyes, was hanging his laundry in front of his house on Aguho Street, Project 3, Barangay Claro, at around 3 p.m. Thursday when he saw the group of Laggui.
Reyes said the three, who were apparently drunk, were shouting and creating trouble in their compound prompting him to confront them which resulted in a heated argument.
The incident was caught in the closed-circuit television of the barangay leading the village watchman Ruben Soriano to respond and pacify the men.
However, when Soriano introduced himself as a barangay peace and security officer, PO1 Laggui pulled out his service firearm, fired a shot upward then pointed the gun to Soriano.
Frightened Soriano was forced to run and hid inside one of the houses of their neighbors where he heard again another gunshot.
Soriano sought help from cops at nearby Anonas Police Station (PS-9) who immediately arrested Laggui. The drunk cop voluntarily surrendered his caliber 9mm pistol Pietro Beretta service gun.
The Quezon City Prosecutor ordered the filing of grave threat and alarm and scandal against PO1 Laggui while the alarm and scandal case against the two other suspects were for further investigation.
Meanwhile, QCPD director Guillermo Eleazar warned all policemen under him to be cautious especially when under the influence of alcohol. (Alexandria Dennise San Juan)
Man stabbed to death by junkshop helper
A man was stabbed to death by a junkshop helper who accused him of stealing cash worth P10,000 in Caloocan City Friday night, police said.
Case investigator Dorald Cuyangoan said Jonathan Bautista, 30, died on the spot due to at least four stab wounds in the body.
Meanwhile, the suspect was identified only as certain “Bong,” a helper at a junkshop where Bautista used to work.
A witness told police that Bautista was about to buy a liquor in a store on 10th Avenue in Barangay 93, when alias Bong approached him resulting in a heated argument around 8:55 p.m. Bong reportedly pulled out a knife.
Bautista ran away but Bong chased and stabbed him several times. Bong then sped off onboard a motorcycle, reports said.
Residents in the area told investigators that Bong accused Bautista of stealing cash worth P10,000 from the junkshop.
“The victim was fired before because he was caught stealing things. Now, he was being accused of stealing money,” Cuyangoan said.
Bautista’s body was brought to Eusebio Funeral Homes for autopsy while manhunt operation against Bong is ongoing. (Kate Louise Javier)
Fisherman who was on his way to buy food hit by stray bullet
A fisherman who was on his way to buy food was hit by a stray bullet coming from two groups of men having trouble in Navotas City Friday night.
Carlito Carillo, 34, fisherman, of Barangay NBBS, Navotas City, was injured after he was hit by a stray bullet on his right ankle, police said.
Initial investigation showed that Carillo was walking with his cousin along Phase 2 in Barangay NBBS, when they heard two gunshots allegedly coming from two opposing groups near them around 7:30 p.m.
Carillo then noticed his ankle was already bleeding. The men then fled toward an unknown direction, police said.
Carillo was rushed by his cousin to the Navotas City Hospital where he is currently recuperating.
Police are now checking if there was a closed-circuit television footage near the area to identify and apprehend the men. (Kate Louise Javier)
Delivery van driver shot twice in face by robbers
A delivery van driver of Procter and Gamble landed in critical condition after he was shot twice in the face during a robbery in San Juan City on Thursday, a belated report said.
San Juan City police identified the victim as Joemil Jaos, a driver of Procter and Gamble.
One of the suspects, with the help of a witness, was identified as Marcelo Tampoco Onate Jr. Probers said the suspect has a pending warrant of arrest for robbery, which was issued by the Pasig City Regional Trial Court Branch 160.
Investigation showed that at around 11 a.m., Jaos was held up by two motorcycle-riding armed men on San Gabriel St. in Barangay San Perfecto.
Reports said Jaos was about to enter the van he was driving when two armed men approached him and declared a holdup at gunpoint.
After taking his shoulder bag containing P400, they shot him twice in the face.
According to witnesses, the gunmen sped off aboard a red motorcycle toward F. Blumentritt St.
It was learned that the driver just delivered products of Procter and Gamble at a store in the area.
Concerned citizens rushed him to the San Juan Medical Center.
Policemen are now hunting down the armed men who robbed and shot the defenseless driver. (Jel Santos)