Gun vs knife in Bolong: 2 killed PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 18 September 2014 11:42

Two men were killed in a gun and knife fight at Sitio Mangga, Bolong last Tuesday night.

Killed were Noel Sta. Maria y Francisco and Roger Cuartocruz y Nobel, 44, both of the same place.

Sta. Maria was shot by Cuartocruz who was also stabbed by the former, both of them died on the spot.

A police report disclosed that Sta. Maria arrived at the house of Bernadita Salvador where Cuartocruz with some companions were drinking around 7:30 p.m.

Sta. Maria was invited by the group of Cuartocruz to join the drinking session.

After consuming bottles of beer, Sta. Maria and Cuartocruz figured in a heated argument that led to the violent confrontation. Cuartocruz shot Sta. Maria at close range. Although wounded, Sta. Maria fought back by stabbing Cuartocruz in the body.

Despite the wound, Cuartocruz agains shot Sta, Maria three times in the body.

Police said that both of them fell on the ground and died on the spot.

Investigators recovered a .45 caliber pistol with five rounds of ammunition, one spent shell, nine other extra bullets inside Cuartocruz’ pocket and one knife measuring 12 inch-long.

Sta. Maria’s body was brought to Villa Funeral Parlor while the body of Cuartocruz was taken to La Merced Funeral Parlor. – Dan Toribio Jr.