A FORMER police officer was shot dead by his nephew, an active policeman who intervened in an argument over dogs between the former and his neighbor in Sitio Crusan, Barangay Bulacao in Talisay City, Cebu on Wednesday night, March 8, 2023.
Corporal Eleazar Belciña of Talisay City Police Station identified the victim as Franklin Bolaquia, who was previously assigned as investigator of Oslob Police Station, and the suspect as Patrolman Don Rusti Pelayo, a member of the Traffic Enforcement Unit of the Mandaue City Police Office.
Belciña said the trouble started when the two dogs that belonged to Bolaquia and his neighbor Isaias dela Peña got into a fight.
Dela Peña reportedly went out of his house to calm the dogs.
But Bolaquia, who had just arrived after fetching his wife in Cebu City where she works as a security guard, apparently was not pleased with what Dela Peña did and got a crowbar and slammed the door of the latter’s house with it, which led to an argument between them.
In the middle of their altercation, Pelayo approached them and intervened.
But instead of paying attention, Bolaquia allegedly went home, returned and pointed a gun at Pelayo, prompting the latter to act first and shoot his uncle.
It was learned that the father-in-law of Pelayo’s mother is a brother of Bolaquia’s father.
After the incident, Pelayo turned himself in with his service weapon to Talisay City Police Station.
According to Lieutenant Colonel Randy Caballes, chief of Talisay City Police Station, the suspect will be charged with homicide. (BBT, TPT)
CRIME SCENE. Personnel of the Scene of the Crime Operation gather pieces of evidence in Sitio Crusan, Barangay Bulacao in Talisay City, Cebu on Wednesday night, March 8, 2023, after former police officer Franklin Bolaquia was shot to death by his nephew Patrolman Don Rusti Pelayo, a member of the Traffic Enforcement Unit of the Mandaue City Police Office. / BENJIE TALISIC
March 09, 2023
- A A +
SunStar website welcomes friendly debate, but comments posted on this site do not necessarily reflect the views of the SunStar management and its affiliates. SunStar reserves the right to delete, reproduce, or modify comments posted here without notice. Posts that are inappropriate will automatically be deleted.
Do not use obscenity. Some words have been banned. Stick to the topic. Do not veer away from the discussion. Be coherent. Do not shout or use CAPITAL LETTERS!