A member of the Civilian Armed Force Geographical Unit (CAFGU) was declared dead on arrival at the Teresita Lopez Jalandoni Provincial Hospital in Silay City, after he was stabbed by his colleague inside their detachment Monday night in Brgy. San Pablo, Manapla, Negros Occidental.
The victim was identified by the Manapla police as CAFGU member Joseph Claro of Hacienda Anicia, Brgy. San Pablo, Manapla.
Manapla police investigation revealed that a heated argument ensued between Claro, 41, and the suspect identified as CAFGU member Noel Garcia, 31, while on duty at the Ining detachment in the barangay.
Garcia, of Hacienda Minoro, Brgy. 14, Victorias City, stabbed Claro in the right side of his abdomen with a bladed weapon and fled immediately.
Claro, who was initially treated for his stab wound at the Dr. Ramon Gustilo Hospital in Manapla, was later transferred to the TLJPH in Silay City, the police said.
Capt. Jaynick Bermudez, Manapla police chief, said yesterday that they arrested Garcia at his residence in Victorias City during their pursuit operation with no resistance on the part of the suspect.*
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