Soldier to be charged with killing man in Tagum City
TAGUM CITY, Davao del Norte — A soldier faces charges here following the killing of a 62-year-old man on Sunday, according to authorities here.
Private First Class Ian Paul Pascua surrendered to his Army superiors hours after allegedly shooting to death Juan Clarion Alcarez in Barangay (village) Cuambogan here. He was subsequently turned over to the Tagum City Police Station, said Capt. Rhyan Batchar, 10th Infantry Division public affairs officer.
Batchar said the shooting happened around 12:45 a.m. on Sunday at Purok (Community) Maharlika, with the suspect, assigned with the Army’s 60th Infantry Battalion, attacking Alcarez with a firearm of an undetermned type and caliber, for still unknown reason.
The soldier initially fled after the shooting, and surrendered to his superiors around 5 p.m. on the same day.
“The commander of the 10th ID has directed the commander of the 60IB to cooperate with, and support the investigation being conducted by the Tagum City police,” Batchar said. SFM
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