Army Sgt. killed by own soldier in Sirawai PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 30 August 2014 11:35

An army soldier surrendered to his superior officer after killing his sergeant in Zamboanga del Norte, police said Thursday.

Police said Cpl. Greggy Patpat, a native of Cebu City, shot Sgt. Romeo Piedad of Pagadian City inside their barracks in Barangay Doña Cecilia in Sirawai. Both soldiers belong to the Charlie Company of 10th Infantry Battalion.

Insp. Dahlan Samuddin, police spokesman, said the shooting occurred on Wednesday morning. He said investigators recovered 21 empty shells of M16 rifle at the crime scene as well as the rifle used in the killing.

“Initial investigation conducted by elements of Sirawai Police Station disclosed that the motive of the incident emanated from a personal grudge,” Samuddin said.

He said the soldier surrendered to Lieutenant Chesler Mastino, commander of Charlie Company, who subsequently brought him to the police station.

It was not immediately known what triggered the shooting. — ME