Guard survives six pistol shots to the chest; Amulet? PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 23 November 2013 13:06

The case of a security guard who survived six shots to the chest from a .45 cal. pistol last Thursday afternoon puzzled both the police and hospital personnel.

Was it an amulet that saved Diosdado Aranas y Delos Santos, a security guard of a fishing company? Some say yes.

A police  report said that Aranas and Cpl. Romeo Vermon y Manungan, Jr. of the Army’s 16th Special Forces Company and a personal escort of a fishing firm owner engaged in a heated argument around 2 p.m. in Recodo drydock..

Amid the argument, Cpl. Vermon left the place and returned few minutes later with a pistol.  He challenged Aranas to a gun duel. Aranas reacted and stood-up, but was shot by the soldiers six times hitting the chest.

However, Aranas suffered only slight injuries in the chest despite the bullets that hit him.

Aranas was taken to the hospital while Vermon was held by the police and brought to the Ayala Police Station for investigation.

Police recovered six deformed slugs of .45 caliber pistol at the crime scene.

Both firearms of the soldier and Aranas were submitted to the 9th PNP Crime Laboratory for ballistic examination. – Dan Toribio Jr.