Village watchman gunned down in Cavite road rage
SAN PEDRO CITY — A barangay tanod (watchman) was shot and killed over what seemed to be a traffic altercation in Dasmariñas City in Cavite province on Sunday.
City police chief Lt. Col. Nerwin Ricohermoso identified the victim as Samim Sarilama, 23, a village watchman in Barangay (village) H2.
In a police report, Ricohermoso said Sarilama and his nephew, Abdul Khair Jaffar, were on their way home on a tricycle around 3 a.m. when they had to stop because of a closed van truck parked on the road.
Sarilama reportedly got off to ask the truck driver to move his vehicle away but the motorists ended up arguing. It was when the truck driver drew a gun and shot the victim on his chest.
Sarilama died while being taken to a hospital.
Police have yet to identify the truck driver, who escaped after the incident. /je
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