A barangay captain is now in jail, for the death of a 70-year-old woman Friday in Brgy. Langub, Escalante City, Negros Occidental.
Langub barangay captain Macario Bayeta gave himself up to the Escalante police, after he allegedly shot Segundina Carbellido,70, in an incident that was an offshoot of a stone-throwing incident, police investigations show.
The .45 caliber pistol, allegedly used by Bayeta, in shooting at the house of the victim, and taken from him by two Army soldiers, and has been turned over to the Escalante police.
Before the incident, the son-in-law of Bayeta, a certain Amay de Oro, reportedly engaged in a fistfight with the son of Carbellido, identified only as a certain Bordyok, who was tagged as a suspect in the throwing of stones at the house of the barangay chairman.
The stone-throwing incident at the house of Bayeta caused minor damage to some personal belongings of the barangay chairman.
Supt. Leo Batiles, said in an interview that MBC Aksyon Radyo, Bayeta went to the house of the victim, and allegedly fired his gun at a distance of 50 to 60 meters, and hit Carbilledo in the neck. Bayeta was reportedly not aware that the victim was in the house
Bayeta, who was fleeing from the scene, was met by two Army soldiers, who disarmed him, when he could not explain why he had a gun.
Major Antonio Tumnog, 3rd Civil Military Operations Battalion commander, yesterday said the two Army soldiers who disarmed Bayeta, did not know that he had figured in a shooting incident.
While they were talking to Bayeta, Tumnog said the two soldiers responded to the call for immediate help, from the daughter of the victim.
When the two soldiers were informed that Bayeta was the suspect, Tumnog said they immediately went back to the barangay chairman, who could no longer be found.
Bayeta later surrendered to the Escalante City Police Station, where he was still detained as of yesterday.*GPB