Police Regional Office-6 Director, Chief Supt. Agrimero Cruz, yesterday ordered the immediate arrest of the suspects in the fatal shooting of a policeman and causing injury to his colleague and a bartender at the Goldenfield Commercial Complex in Bacolod City Sunday.
Cruz said that Ramir Arcenas, “alias Kid Ramir”, Lino Cuadra, “alias Dodoy”, and their two unidentified companions, should be arrested as soon as possible as they are armed and dangerous.
He said the service firearm of slain Police Officer 2 Arnold Cañal, 44, of Regent Pearl Homes in Brgy. Alijis, Bacolod should also be recovered from the suspects as they might use it for criminal activities.
Bacolod City Police Director Senior Supt. Ricardo de la Paz said that their manhunt operation for the arrest of Arcenas, Cuadra and their companions continues.
Charges for murder and frustrated murder against the suspects were filed before the Bacolod City Prosecutor’s Office this week as the manner in which they killed Cañal was treacherous, de la Paz said.
An autopsy report conducted on Cañal’s body showed that he sustained four gunshot wounds on his back and another on the back of his head, he said.
Police Officer 2 Federico Nicolas of Brgy. Mansilingan, Bacolod, who was wounded on both legs, is still confined at the Bacolod Adventist Medical Center but is already in stable condition, Supt. Santiago Rapiz, head of Special Operations Group, said.
Nicolas sought the help of Cañal when he saw that the suspects had firearms tucked in their waistband the Golden Shadow Bar at about 11 p.m. Sunday. When the suspects left the bar, one of them fired a shot, prompting Cañal and Nicolas to go out and disarm Arcenas, the police said
Contrary to what has been reported earlier, it was Cuadra who accidentally shot Samson Suico, 47, who is employed by the Golden Shadow Bar, when he saw Arcenas being disarmed, and not Cañal, the police also said.
Arcenas was able to wrest the .45 caliber revolver of Cañal and used it to shoot the policeman before he and his companions escaped on board a white Mitsubishi Adventure and a Grey Isuzu Crosswind.*APN