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PNP Caraga probes shooting incident

By PO3 Philip Amer Posas Mazo

Butuan City (27 February) -- On February 24, 2009 at 10:40 in the evening at Barangay Carmen, Loreto, Dinagat Islands, a certain Arnel Cortez, 30 years old, married, and resident of Sitio Busay, Barangay Carmen, Loreto, Dinagat Islands was fatally shot on his neck over an undetermined motive by the suspect.

Victim suffered a gunshot wound on his neck and died later. The suspect was identified as Ezekiel Acros, 42 years old, single, also a resident of the same place.

Residents of Barangay Carmen rushed Cortez to Loreto District Hospital where he was pronounced Dead on Arrival (DOA) by the attending physician.

Suspect voluntarily surrendered to Loreto Municipal Police Station including the weapon used a caliber.45 pistol with serial number CJ131461.

Report on robbery incident

On February 24, 2009 at 2:00 in the afternoon at Purok-1 Barangay 4, San Francisco, Agusan del Sur, the Beatriz Marketing situated at the above-mentioned place was held-up by two suspects armed with cal.357 revolver.

The suspects divested three units of Nokia cellular phones (model: 2 units of nokia 1208 and 1 unit nokia 1650) with estimated value of Php 10,000.00.

Upon receipt of the report, elements of San Francisco Municipal Police Station led by PI Joel S Mendez, COP rushed to the crime scene and conducted manhunt operation which resulted to the arrest of the suspects identified as Edgar Gomez, 24 years old, single, a resident of Barangay Anibongan, Lianga, Surigao del Sur, and Janelito Dotollo, 30 years old, married and a resident of Barangay San Pedro, Lianga, Surigao del Sur.

Both suspects were found out active CAFGU members who also resided at San Francisco town.

Recovered from their possession are one unit cal.357 revolver with serial number 291936 with four (4) live ammo and three (3) cellular phones. (PNP 13/PIA Caraga) [top]

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