Saturday, August 9, 2014

La Trinidad Shooting Incident Caused By Misunderstanding Over A Minor?

[News] - New information about the shooting incident in La Trinidad, Benguet points to misunderstanding over the presence of a minor at a bar as the possible cause of the tragic event which had two men killed and one man wounded. It can be recalled that in the evening of August 7, 2014 (Thursday), Police Officer 2 Frenzel Mendoza of the La Trinidad police fatally shot Cezar Palitog Degay and Sonny Caswang Awingan and wounded Reymar Copis in front of the Midtown Bar & Restaurant in Poblacion. reports that the shooting occurred after Mendoza questioned a minor why she was at the bar. According to the same report, when Mendoza and his three companions arrived at the bar at about 10:30 in the evening, he saw the minor and proceeded to question her presence at the establishment. The girl then called two of her companions who then mauled the policeman.

Cezar Palitog Degay who is co-owner of the bar tried to pacify the scuffle and that's when Mendoza shot him. Sonny Caswang Awingan who is a security guard at the bar was also shot when he tried to pacify the brawl.

Mendoza (29 years old) graduated from college with a degree in education. After passing the board examinations for teachers, he chose to join the La Trinidad police force instead. He'll be facing possible criminal and administrative cases for his involvement in the shooting incident.