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Charcoal vendor says cop shot him

by on Dec.30, 2010, under Breaking News, General, Places

A police official is now detained at the Cebu City Police Office holding cell after he allegedly shot a charcoal vendor the other day in sitio Buwanan barangay pung-ol Sibugay Cebu City. The suspect was identified as Inspector of Barangay Guadalupe commander of the 2nd coy of Regional Public Safety Battalion based in town of Moalboal. The suspect was allegedly shot and wounded charcoal vendor a resident of Pung-ol Sibugay. The report said that the victim and his brother were trying to cut branches from trees on a lot owned by the suspect. The caretaker of the suspect shouted at them saying why both of you cut trees. The victim answered its only the branches. After the exchange the caretaker told to the suspect that some men were cutting trees on his lot. The suspect allegedly went to the house of the victim with a pistol and shot him in the back. The victim was rushed to the hospital where doctors said that the victim was in danger of being paralyzed because the bullet hit his spinal cord. The CCPO already received a shooting alarm report from his team in Sibugay. It also said that the suspect was there to make a report about the trees in his lot being cut by some residents in the place and not about the shooting alarm. The CCPO said that after realizing that the police officer was the primary suspect of the shooting alarm he stood and served as the arresting officer of the police official. They brought the suspect to CCMC for a liquor test it was there where the victim pointed to the suspect as his assailant. The suspect is now facing frustrated murder charges.

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