Man shot dead while trying to break up fight

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Sunday, August 24, 2014

A SECURITY guard died upon arriving in the hospital after being shot while trying to break up a fight at 10:20 p.m. Saturday in Purok Talisay, Coog, Barangay Mandug, Buhangin District.

The victim was identified as Benjamin Danton Paquibol, 36, single, security guard of Balun Elementary School and a resident of the area.

The suspect was identified as Danilo Tabanao, 48, married, and a security guard under ACP Security Agency assigned to the Engineering Department of Lapanday Agricultural Development Corporation in Mandug.


Initial police investigation revealed that Michael, the brother of the victim, got into a fight with someone in the area.

The victim arrived at the scene and tried to break up the fight.

During the incident, the suspect drew his gun and shot the victim in the stomach.

The victim was rushed to Dela Cerna Clinic in Mandug Proper then transferred to Southern Philippines Medical Center but died before they arrived.

The police in Buhangin are currently conducting a manhunt operation to capture the suspect. (Jeepy P. Compio)

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on August 25, 2014.

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