Ice dealer shot dead in Quezon City with his own gun

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MANILA, Philippines—An ice dealer was gunned down Saturday morning at a public market in Quezon City in front of his 14-year-old son, who told investigators one of the two assailants used his father’s own gun.

Ronnie Estiller, 46, died on the spot at his stall at the Commonwealth Market from six gunshot wounds, case investigator Police Officer 2 George Caculba said.

According to Caculba, the victim’s son, Denmark, told police he was with his father tending their ice stall when two unidentified men walked toward them around 8:20 a.m. Without warning, one of the men suddenly grabbed Estiller’s .45-caliber pistol, which was tucked in the merchant’s waist, and shot him with it.

Then other man, using his own .45-caliber gun, fired more shots until Estiller fell and died, Caculba said.

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  • mangtom

    This incident shows clearly that being armed to the teeth is no guarantee of safety. Unahan lang kung baril o barilan ang pinaguusapan.

  • ravindrama

    ice dealer lamang pero may baril….. tsk….tsk….tsk…kaya walang patid ang krimen dahil sa baril…. kailangan may panabla ka narin sa mga kriminal….

  • Bowie Albert

    Ice dealer with a gun at nakasukbit pa kahit may gun ban? wow, astig ah, mukang may malaking padrino!!!

    • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

      well, live by the gun… die by it. The irony is that it was his own gun.

  • Horst Manure

    What sort of ICE was he selling?

  • buttones

    Another statistic- when will all of this stop for God’s sake!

    • http://www.facebook.com/reynaldomedina.fong Reynaldo Medina Fong

      its in ur cultureeeeeeeeee

      • buttones

        Not mine sweetie, theirs, I distance myself from any part of this. We are a nation out of control with daily killings on our streets, for this reason or that; it is just the way it is. I’m not in control, go speak to the guy that is, he lives in a Palace, on a sewer they call the Pasig river…

      • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

        I don’t think homicidal tendency is in any group of person’s culture.

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