2 killed over the weekend

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Monday, November 19, 2012


TWO persons were killed in separate incidents at Barangay Mandalagan, Bacolod City over the weekend.

Station 3 commander Police Senior Inspector Conrado Rances III identified the victims as Jeo Josel Daza, 20, of Menlo Subdivision, Talisay City and Albert Ledesma, 27, of Barangay Canlusong, E.B Magalona town, Negros Occidental.

Rances said Daza sustained multiple stab wounds in different parts of his body after he was stabbed for unknown reason by Mark Lester Chavez, 24, of Barangay Estefania, Bacolod City at Art District, Barangay Mandalagan about 12 midnight Saturday.

He said the victim was immediately rushed to the Riverside Medical Center but he was declared dead on arrival by his attending physician.

The suspect was also immediately arrested by security guards in the area after he was positively identified by witnesses.

Police recovered a bladed weapon measuring four inches from tip to handle from the suspect who is presently detained at the lock up cell of Station 3.

On the other hand, Ledesma was killed when he was shot at about 5:45 p.m. Saturday by his neighbor inside Kimas Pension House, Lacson Street, Barangay Mandalangan.

Rances identified the suspect as Lauro Delgado Jr. alias “Onyot” of Barangay Canlusong, EB Magalona.

Rances said they received a call from KIMAS room boy Jomarie Bedonia that the victim was shot by an unidentified suspect. When police arrived in the area, they saw several live ammunitions, spent shells and slugs of .45 caliber and .9mm caliber revolver in the floor and table inside the business establishment.

He added they saw the victim full of blood sprawling at the exit door of the bar of said business establishment.

Ledesma sustained multiple gunshot wounds in different parts of his body after he was shot by Delgado who was positively identified by the witnesses.

Ledesma was immediately rushed to the Riverside Medical Center but he was declared dead on arrival by his attending physician.

Investigation showed the victim was shot at close range by the suspect who was holding a helmet on his hand when he shot the victim with an unidentified firearm.

He said they also recovered from the victim two magazines of .45 caliber revolver loaded with live ammunitions of .45 caliber.

Rances added the investigation also revealed that before the suspect escaped from the crime scene, he allegedly shot a pension house employee who fortunately was not hit after ducked underneath the counter.

He said the bullets hits the glass wall, front and left side portion of said building, and a mirror.

Rances added they are still conducting follow up operation to apprehend the suspect.

Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on November 19, 2012.

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