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Bacolod City, Philippines Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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Raps filed vs. videoke customer
for trading shots with policeman

A videokee bar customer, who was injured after trading shots with policemen, is now facing a string of criminal cases before the City Prosecutor’s Office of Victorias.

Bernardo Basingcol, 32, sustained a gunshot wound in the left side of his body, when he was shot by policemen, who retaliated after he fired at them on Saturday at Bangga Daan in Brgy. 13, Victorias City.

Supt. Santiago Rapiz, Victorias City police chief, said yesterday that members of the Victorias police alert team responded to reports that Basingcol , who did not pay for the four bottles of beer he had ordered, threatened complainant Dyna Panganiban and her husband.

Basingcol, who was under the influence of alcoholic liquor, fired at the newly-arrived policemen while fleeing .

Despite the warning shot from the responding policemen, Rapiz said Basingcol continued to fire at them. This prompted the police to shoot him, to immobilize him, Rapiz said.

Basingcol was brought by his captors to the Teresita Lopez Jalandoni Provincial Hospital in Silay City where he is now in a stable condition.

Rapiz said a homemade .38 caliber revolver with two live ammunition and three spent shells was recovered from Basingcol, who is now facing charges for illegal possession of firearms, direct assault on a person who is an agent of authority and illegal discharge of firearm.*GPB

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