Friday, August 8, 2014

Policeman Kills Two Men In Shooting Incident In La Trinidad, Benguet

[News] - A La Trinidad policeman is now in the custody of the La Trinidad MPS after fatally shooting two men and wounding another in front of a bar on Thursday night. The incident happened outside of the Midtown Bar & Restaurant and Mhel Mhel Marketing in the capital town. The victims were identified as Cezar Palitog Degay (35 years old) and Sonny Caswang Awingan (28 years old). The third victim who escaped with an injury is Reymar Cosendo Copis (23 years old).

According to a police report, the suspect who has been identified as PO2 Frenzel Mendoza (29 years old) entered the said bar along with three companions. After a while, Mendoza went outside of the bar and got involved in an altercation with a group of customers. When Cezar Degay tried to pacify the scuffle, PO2 Mendoza reportedly drew his firearm and shot Degay in the head and stomach.

Hearing the loud blast, Sonny Awingan left the bar to find out what's going on. Mendoza shot him as well. Copis was wounded on his left hand by a stray bullet. All three victims were rushed to the nearby Benguet General Hospital (BGH). Degay was dead on arrival. Awingan passed away about an hour after the incident. Copis was discharged after being treated of his injury. The suspect is now in the custody of the La Trinidad Municipal Police Station.