Cop, civilian wounded in shootout-A A +A
Monday, November 4, 2013
TWO people, including a policeman, were injured in a shootout inside a cemetery in the village of Pao, San Pablo in Zamboanga del Sur province on All Souls’ Day.
Zamboanga Peninsula information officer Ariel Huesca said the incident happened around 2:40 p.m. Saturday.
Wounded were Police Officer 1 (PO1) Marjun Anghad, 26, and Edralin Villalon, 36. Both were admitted for medical treatment.
Huesca said that prior to the incident Anghad, who was detailed at the public cemetery together with PO1 Marjun Cortez, heard series of gun fires.
When the two police officers were about to frisk Villalon, the latter suddenly pulled a gun and shot Anghad on the left foot.
Anghad managed to fire back hitting Villalon on the left leg.
Confiscated from Villalon’s possession was a caliber .45 pistol. Appropriate charges are set to be filed against him. (Bong Garcia)