A MAN was shot by a police officer after he tried to avoid a Comelec checkpoint in Barangay Kang-actol, Dumanjug, Cebu last Saturday night.
Leonel Gingoyon, 24, sustained a gunshot wound in his left leg.
PO2 Ramon Chinel of Dumanjug Police Station said Gingoyon made a U-turn with his motorcycle at 8 p.m. after he saw a checkpoint.
Immediately, PO1 Danny Camero blocked his way, but the suspect drew a .357 revolver.
Sensing danger, the police officer shot Gingoyon’s leg to immobilize him. The suspect, though wounded, managed to flee on his motorcycle.
Camero called for assistance from other policemen that led to a chase. The suspect was cornered by policemen, who confiscated his firearm with four live bullets.
Gingoyon was brought to the Barili District Hospital for treatment.
Chinel, when interviewed by Sun.Star Cebu, said the suspect had no criminal records.
“Kasagaran man gyud sa taga-bukid kay magdala ug armas para protection (Most of those from the mountains bring arms for protection),” he said.
The Comelec checkpoints are held in preparation for the midterm polls on May 13, 2013.
Meanwhile, a farm caretaker was gunned down by motorcycle riding men in Barangay Poblacion, Compostela, Cebu on Saturday.
Edmar “Budoy” Neri succumbed to gunshot wounds in his body.
PO2 Arnie Goc-ong of Compostela Police Station said the attack happened at 11:45 p.m. while Neri was waiting along the road on board a motorcycle.
The two suspects, who wore black jackets and helmets, suddenly arrived. The back rider pulled out a firearm and opened fire. They fled right away after the incident.
Neri was rushed to a hospital in Cebu City through the municipal ambulance, but died on the way.
Three empty shells and two deformed slugs of .45 pistol were recovered by police in the crime scene.
Goc-ong said they are still investigating the motive of the incident, saying it could be from a personal grudge.
“Wala ni siya’y giapilan kuno nga mga gang. Dili sad ni siya labot ug mga illegal nga kalihukan (He never joined a gang. He is also not involved in illegal activities),” he said.
At 7:45 p.m., a man was injured after he was stabbed by his neighbor during a melee in Barangay Lagunde, Oslob, Cebu.
Ereneo Magalso, 43, sustained stab wounds in his back.
Before the incident, the victim, together with his relatives and neighbors, were engaged in a drinking session.
“Nangahubog ni sila unya nagkalalis. Didto nagkarambola na hinuon (They got drunk and had an argument. They had a scuffle),” said PO2 Nelson Saquibal of Oslob Police Station.
Dandy Suycano, 30, went home to get a knife. When he saw the victim, he stabbed Magalso in the back and fled.
The victim was brought to Oslob District Hospital, but transferred to Don Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center.