‘Carnapper’ injured in shootout-A A +A
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
TWO carnapping suspects were busted by Bacolod City Police Office Station policemen, while their companion had escaped, when they engaged responding cops in a shootout at Villa Angela Site, Barangay Vista Alegre, Bacolod City Monday evening.
Apprehended were Armando Celis, 30, who was hit in his right leg, of Rizal-Lopez Jaena streets, Barangay 27; and Jonel Penida, of Sto. Niño Stop, Barangay 31, said Bacolod City Police Office acting director, Senior Supt. Edgardo Ordaniel.
Around 8 p.m. Monday, Police Station 7 led by Senior Insp. Jose Mulleta received a call from a concerned citizen informing them that there were three unidentified persons dismantling a tricycle at Villa Angela Site.
Responding policemen saw and flagged down the suspects on board a tricycle, but the three continued driving and shot the cops several times.
Policemen shot back hitting Celis in his right leg.
Penida was immediately nabbed but their other companion, a certain “Beboy”, fled towards the sugarcane plantation.
Police recovered from Celis and Penida the alleged carnapped Barako Kawasaki motorcycle, a sidecar, and an improvised shotgun and one live ammunition for a.38 caliber revolver, police records show.
Celis was rushed to the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital for treatment.
In a follow-up operation, Police Station 7 troopers recovered another motorcycle sidecar at Villa Angela Site, believed to have been stolen at Sitio Cabug, Guinhalaran, Silay City.
The motorcycle sidecars are owned by Elmo Orocio and Elijah Flores, police said.
Police theorized that remote areas in Barangay Vista Alegre are made as hiding places of criminals.
Ordaniel directed Mulleta to monitor these areas and conduct investigation to apprehend the companion of the suspects.
The suspects may face charges for direct assault and illegal possession of firearms, and carnapping, to be filed by the Silay City PNP.
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on August 28, 2013.