Man survives shooting attack in Dumanjug by estranged hubby of his live-in partner
CEBU CITY, Philippines — A 30-year-old man survived a shooting attack allegedly done by the estranged 47-year-old husband of his live-in partner in the evening of August 3 in Barangay Liong, Dumanjug town in southwestern Cebu.
Police Captain Jan Ace Layug, chief of the Dumanjug Police Station, said in a report, that Erick John Fernandez of Argao town in southern Cebu survived after his assailant missed when he fired his gun twice at Fernandez.
Why man was shot
Layug identified the alleged gunman as Heracleo Sarona Dinopol of Barangay Cogon, Dumanjug town.
The police chief said that initial investigation showed that the suspect, Dinopol, was allegedly the estranged husband of Fernandez’s live-in partner.
Layug said in the report that Fernandez and his partner had a child.
How man survived the attack
Investigation also showed that Fernandez was walking along the highway in Barangay Liong at past 8 p.m. when Dinopol suddenly approached Fernandez and shot him twice with his .38 caliber revolver.
After shooting and missing his target, Dinopol fled the area.
Fernandez then reported the incident to the Dumanjug Police Station and Captain Layug formed a team to conduct a manhunt operation to pursue the suspect and arrest him.
Layug said that the police team arrested the suspect, Dinopol, near his home in Barangay Cogon a few hours later.
A .38 caliber revolver was confiscated from the suspect, which was the believed to be the gun the suspect used in shooting Fernandez.
According to the Dumanjug Police Station chief, that Dinopol was detained at the Dumanjug Police Station detention cell pending the filing of charges.
The police captain said that Dinopol would be charged with attempted murder and illegal possession of firearm.
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