Lawyer, court sheriff shot and wounded while serving demolition order in Palo, Leyte | Inquirer News

Lawyer, court sheriff shot and wounded while serving demolition order in Palo, Leyte

/ 07:53 PM January 25, 2023
A 13-year-old girl was placed under the custody of the social welfare office of Carigara town, Leyte after she fired a still unknown type of firearm inside their school on Monday, Jan. 16.

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TACLOBAN CITY — A lawyer and a court sheriff were shot and wounded by a man while serving a demolition order in Palo town, Leyte on Wednesday morning.

Lawyer Alexander Lacaba, 60, and Adolfo Petilla, 59, a court sheriff assigned at the Regional Trial Court Branch 43 in Tacloban City, sustained gunshot wounds on the foot and spine, respectively.

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Both were rushed to the hospital for medical treatment.

Reports from the regional headquarters of the Philippine National Police (PNP) based in Palo town, disclosed that at about 8 a.m., the victims, joined by some members of the local police, served a court order to demolish a property located in Barangay Cavite West, Palo.

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The suspect, Conrado Boren Sr., 67, suddenly appeared and fired towards the group using a .45 caliber gun.

The policemen immediately arrested Boren.

A case for two counts of frustrated murder and a violation of Republic Act 10591 or the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunitions Regulation Act, will be filed against the suspect.

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