Soldier shot dead by fellow soldier PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 11 July 2016 13:33

An army soldier was shot and killed by another soldier at Sitio Daap, Sangali last Saturday night.

The fatality was identified as PFC Ricky Bunsalao. He was shot by PFC Rene Upo.

Initial investigation disclosed that Bunsalao and his wife, Rose had just arrived at their rented house at Sitio Daap around 9 p.m. from a mall in the city proper bringing along with them grocery items as they were preparing to celebrate the birthday of their child Sunday.

However while they were about to enter their house, Upo, the former live-in-partner of Rose who was armed with a handgun appeared and shot Bunsalao without any word.

Despite the bullet wounds, Bunsalao managed to run inside their house to get his gun, but Upo  chasedand continued firing at him until he slumped on the ground.

Upo then left the place while Bunsalao was rushed to the hospital where he was declared dead on arrival.

Upo surrendered to the police Sunday, accompanied by his battalion commander.

It was learned that Rose left Upo for allegedly maltreating her while they were living together. They have one child.

Rose got married to Bunsalao but Upo reportedly kept on disturbing them until the fatal incident Saturday night.

Upo was detained pending the filing of charges in court. – Dan Toribio