Marine dead, another hurt in shootout PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 27 December 2014 15:18

A marine was killed while another was wounded in a shootout in their detachment at Calang Canas, Maluso, Basilan on Christmas Eve, December 24.

Killed was Sgt. Errol Chaves, 31.of Iloilo City. Wounded was Bryan Cerbito Abang, 23, of Tacurong City.

Police investigation disclosed that Abang was manning a checkpoint while Chaves was inside the nearby marine detachment when the shootout broke out around 11:30 p.m.

Chaves sustained multiple gun shot wounds on his chest, right arm and left arm, while Abang, was also wounded.    Police said an M-16 rifle was used in killing Chaves.

No other details were available on the shooting. —  Richard Falcatan