Manhunt launched vs 3 for slay try

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Sunday, February 9, 2014

POLICE are looking for three men who attempted to kill a man in his house at NHA Bangkal in Davao City on Saturday.

Superintendent Julius Silagan, chief of the Talomo Police Station, identified the suspects as Kim Saerol, a resident of Sapphire Street in NHA Bangkal, and Dodong Cordero and Ryan Cordero, both residents of Calinan in Davao City.

The victim was identified as Elmer Saerol Malian, 36, resident of Phase 1 Block 33 Lot 27 NHA Bangkal in Davao City.


Record shows that the incident happened around 11:30 p.m. The victim said he was sleeping at a log chair at home when he was awakened by the suspects’ rowdiness. He resented this and a melee ensued.

One of the three suspects pulled a handgun, prompting the victim to run before he was shot. The gun was handed over to the second suspect who shot Malian in the forehand.

The three fled to unknown direction while Malian was brought to Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) by the responding Central 911.

Police said personal grudge was the motive of the suspects.

Recovered from the crime scene were three live ammunitions and an empty shell of a caliber.45 pistol, which are all placed at the Scene of the Crime Operatives for further investigation.

Silagan said as of now the suspects have not yet returned to their homes. He added that they would continue the manhunt operation against them.

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on February 10, 2014.

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