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1 dies, 1 hurt in stabbing

A resident of Barangay Villamonte, Bacolod City, was fatally stabbed by one of two men on a motorcycle at B.S. Aquino Drive, in the city at about 3:30 a.m. Saturday.

Station 4 chief, Senior Insp. Dianne Grace Aquitania, identified the fatality as Christopher Nacionales, 23, of Mazo Street in Brgy. Villamonte.

Investigation conducted by Police Officer 2 Raymond Bandojo of Police Station 4 showed that Nacionales was standing at B.S. Aquino Drive, when the suspects on board the motorcycle arrived. The back-rider alighted, approached Nacionales and stabbed him.

Witnesses said the suspects and Nacionales had a verbal tussle at a fast food restaurant in Brgy. Villamonte hours before the stabbing, Bandojo added.

Nacionales was rushed to the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital, but died at about 4 a.m. Saturday, he said.

Meanwhile, a teenager was injured when he was stabbed by an unidentified suspect at the BBB Galo food park in Brgy. 20, Bacolod, at about 9:30 a.m. yesterday, Aquitania said.

Kenneth Ape, 18, of Brgy. San Miguel, Murcia, Negros Occidental sustained stab wounds on his neck and was rushed to the CLMMRH, Aquitania also said.*APN

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Fisherman injured
in shooting

A fisherman was injured when one of the policemen he tried to shoot fired back at about 3 p.m. yesterday in Brgy. Sum-ag, Bacolod City.

Glenn Mark Sitias, “alias Boy Negro” of Purok Mabinuligon, Sum-ag sustained a gunshot wound on his right thigh and is now confined at the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital, Station 9 commander, Chief Insp. Placido Gentoleo, said.

Police Officer 3 Glenn Catulay told the DAILY STAR that he, Police Officer 3 Ronelio Naciongayo and Police Officer 1 Romar Paul Salarda went to Purok Mabinuligon on the complaints of Barangay Tanod Armando Caluscusan, who claimed that Sitias fired at the house of his brother-in law Gilbert Murilla, 21.

When they arrived at the area, Catulay said, Salarda tried to pacify Sitias and asked him to surrender but instead of listening to them, the suspect shot them with an improvised shotgun or “sulpak”.

He said they sought cover behind a coconut tree while Salarda shot Sitias on the thigh to subdue him.

The police seized an improvised shotgun and five bullets of an M14 rifle from Sitias, while two slugs of the same caliber were recovered from the house of Murilla.

Murilla told the police that his father Munding Lima scolded Sitias for mauling his 11-year-old brother, but the suspect summoned them to their house and fired at them about 11 p.m. Saturday.

He said he was carrying his 1-year-old son yesterday afternoon when Sitias tried to shoot him but missed.

Gentoleo said Sitias has other pending cases at police station 8.*APN

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Teenager nabbed
for illegal gun

A teenager who barged into the house of a policewoman in Brgy. Tangub, Bacolod City, at about 10:45 p.m. Saturday, was apprehended by Station 8 policemen allegedly for illegal possession of firearms.

Police identified the teenager as Jessie Danieles, 18, of Purok Mainabyanon, Brgy. Tangub.

Police Officer 2 Dareen Ann Aguas of Police Station 8 said Danieles, who was observed to be under the influence of liquor, broke into her home in Purok Pag-asa and started shouting at her.

Aguas said she tried to pacify Danieles but he took out an improvised shotgun or “sulpak” and pointed it at her. Police Officer 1 Bobby Solina, who was also in the area, apprehended Danieles and seized the firearm. The incident was witnessed by Cheryl Agravante, 18, and April Gaviata, 29, the police added.

Meanwhile, two men were apprehended by Station 8 policemen for possession of a bladed weapon Saturday night at a gasoline station in Brgy. Tangub.

Station 8 chief, Senior Insp. Jerick Filosofo, identified those arrested as Resmil Monteroyo, 27, of Sagay City, Negros Occidental, and Michael Sendoy of Brgy. 27, Bacolod.

Filosofo said the policemen were conducting visibility operations in the area when they noticed the two suspects pushing their motorcycle with no plate number toward the Total gas station, and acting suspiciously.

A nine-inch bladed weapon was seized from the suspects, who are now detained at the lockup cell of Police Station 8.*APN

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