Bacolod police to thwart ‘spider fighting’-A A +A
Friday, September 6, 2013
ALL STATION chiefs of the Bacolod City Police Office have been directed to apprehend individuals engaged in “spider fighting,” police acting director Edgardo Ordaniel said Thursday.
This, after a teenager was shot dead by his friend at Purok Kapisanan, Barangay Vista Alegre, Bacolod City Tuesday evening reportedly due to spider fighting.
Spider fighting involves betting in money, which is illegal, said Ordaniel, adding that this activity is also considered as illegal gambling and those engaged in it, will be arrested. Jacob Alquiza, 19, of Barangay Vista Alegre was killed when he was shot by his neighbor identified as Antonio Manojo alias “Beboy,” 24, a waiter.
Investigation conducted by Station 7 led by Chief Inspector Jose Mulleta showed that around 8 p.m., while the victim was walking along Purok Kapisanan, his friend suddenly shot him using .38 caliber revolver, and assailant immediately fled. Investigation further revealed that the victim was shot in front of the residence of the suspect’s brother.
The victim and the suspect have an old grudge due to spider fighting, the police said.
Mulleta said they are still conducting a follow-up operation to apprehend the suspect.
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on September 06, 2013.