Man, 22, shot with own gun in fight with pa-A A +A
Friday, August 24, 2012
A MAN accidentally shot his 22-year-old son during an argument in their house in Barangay Magdugo, Toledo City, Cebu last Wednesday past noon.
He was arguing with his son over the latter’s habit of taking other people’s belongings.
Narciso Camancho, 47, surrendered to police shortly after accidentally shooting Romnick Camancho in the chest.
Camancho is reportedly in critical condition.
Narciso said his son was a “drug user” and has repeatedly caused them problems.
SPO4 Gil Lastimosa of Toledo City Police Station said the incident happened at 12:30 p.m. while the two were arguing inside their house in Sitio Bawud.
Narciso, a worker of Carmen Copper Corp., was reportedly fed up with his son’s habit of taking things, including his, without asking permission. This time it was Narciso’s shoes.
He confronted Romnick about it, but the latter suddenly drew out a gun.
He grappled with Romnick for the gun, and they fell. The gun accidentally went off, hitting Romnick. Narciso fled.
The victim was rushed to a nearby hospital but was transferred to the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center in Cebu City.
Police didn't recover the firearm after the suspect threw it away.
Narciso, in an interview with Sun.Star Superbalita, said he got fed up with Romnick that day after their relative’s chicken went missing.
“Addict man siya sa drugs. Badlungon kaayo. Hilabtanon pa (He’s a drug addict. He’s a troublemaker and cant’ get his hands off other people’s belongings),” he said.
Narciso said he regretted shooting his son, but had to act quickly to keep his relatives from getting hit.
“Problema pa gyud ni namo siya kaniadto (He’s become a problem for us for a long time),” he said.
Narciso recalled that his son grabbed his mother's neck once and sometimes went wild inside their house by throwing their belongings.
He said he will face the consequences of his actions. (Elmer Bigcar, SWU Mass Comm Intern/DSM/With GPL of SuperBalita)
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on August 24, 2012.