Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Soldier in comrade’s slay faces homicide charges in Davao prosecutor’s office

From the Philippine News Agency (Jan 20): Soldier in comrade’s slay faces homicide charges in Davao prosecutor’s office

The Army soldier who shot his comrade inside their detachment in Barangay Paquibato Proper, this city is now facing homicide charges before the City Prosecutors Office (CPO) here.

Named respondent in a complaint forwarded before the CPO was Private First Class (PFC) Angel Quedding, 34, a resident of Kabacan, North Cotabato.

Quedding was brought before assistant city prosecutor Faizal Padate for inquest proceedings on Monday.

Quedding was tagged as responsible in the fatal shooting of PFC John Ryan dela Cruz, 28, a resident of Guimba, Nueva Ecija.

Police investigation revealed that Quedding and dela Cruz, both of the Army’s 69th Infantry Battalion, have a heated altercation involving their subsistence allowance and re-enlistment or promotion.

At first, their differences were amicably settled by their team leader Sgt. Niño Ladan but last Jan. 17, particularly at around 9:40 p.m., Quedding who was on duty during that time suddenly shoot dela Cruz hitting him fatally in the eye and left arm.

After the incident, Quedding was immediately arrested by other soldiers and brought to the 69th IB headquarters in Barangay Dalisay, Panabo City which later turned over to Paquibato Police Station.

Their respective issued firearms were also subjected for ballistics examination.


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