Cops file raps vs DPWH worker for hurling grenade that injures 3

Cops file raps vs DPWH worker for hurling grenade that injures 3

By: - Correspondent / @carlagomezINQ
/ 02:09 AM February 29, 2024

BACOLOD CITY–The police in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental filed three counts of frustrated murder complaints against a job order employee of the Department of Public Works and Highways for hurling a grenade at a coffee shop that resulted in the injury of three people and damaged to two vehicles.

According to Police Maj. Ryan Villasario, San Carlos deputy police chief, it would be up to the city prosecutor what appropriate charge to file against the suspect whose name was being withheld.

The complaint was filed against the suspect in the afternoon of Wednesday, Feb. 28, a day after he threw a grenade at the “Kapehan sa Medina” store at the Eco-Tourism Highway at Sitio Medina, Barangay Rizal, San Carlos City.


A 75-year-old store owner, her 42-year-old son, and a 34-year-old female store attendant were injured in the attack that happened at 11:08 a.m. and brought to the San Carlos City Hospital, the police said.


The windshield of a black Mitsubishi Xpander of a 55-year-old policeman was damaged.

A motorcycle of a relative of the victims was also damaged.

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San Carlos Mayor Renato Gustilo said the suspect was immediately apprehended.

Police Lt. Colonel Nazer P. Canja, San Carlos police chief, said the suspect was identified by an eyewitness who was present at the scene of the crime.

The suspect was arrested at his residence at Barangay Punao around 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27. The helmet and motorcycle used during the grenade throwing were also found in his possession.


The motive behind the attack had yet to be determined, Canja said.

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