Jansen shooting: Police hunt carpenter accused of shooting neighbor during fistfight
CEBU CITY, Philippines – Police here are hot on the trail of a 52-year-old carpenter accused of shooting a neighbor after getting hit with a stick during a fistfight in Barangay Basak San Nicolas, Cebu City on Monday, October 16, 2023.
They are also coordinating with the family of the alleged suspect to convince him to turn himself over to the authorities.
This was according to Police Major Jonathan Bethooven Nifiel Taneo, chief of Mambaling Police Station, who spoke to CDN Digital in a phone interview.
The shooting suspect was identified as 52-year-old Roger Tanduyan, a carpenter and a resident of Sitio Kanipaan, Barangay Basak Pardo, Cebu City.
Tanduyan is accused of shooting his neighbor whom he got into a fight while in Jansen Street in Barangay Basak-San Nicolas around 8:40 a.m. on Monday.
Taneo said that they are coordinating with the suspect’s family to convince him to surrender himself to the police.
“Nakipagcoordinate na ta sa iyang pamilya para, usa sa atong tumong is mapa-surrender. Aside ana, padayon atong pagpangita sa suspetsado kay allegedly, niadto man daw ni sa iyahang relatives,” he stated.
He added that the hot-pursuit operation is ongoing to arrest Tanduyan who is allegedly hiding with some relatives.
Taneo, however, chose not to divulge where the alleged suspect is believed to be hiding as the operation is ongoing.
He also narrated that the shooting incident happened after the alleged suspect got into a fistfight with the victim whom he had been on bad terms with for a long time.
The victim was identified as 64-year-old Joventer Margaha, jobless and a resident of Sitio Lusimba in the said barangay.
The police report revealed that Margaha was standing in the area when he was suddenly approached by Tanduyan.
The two then engaged in a fistfight which escalated after Margaha grabbed a wooden stick and hit Tanduyan with it.
Tanduyan then drew a firearm of unknown caliber and shot the victim once, according to Taneo.
Tanduyan allegedly shot the victim once on his back which caused the latter to fall to the ground. He then fled the crime scene.
The shooting incident was reported to the Mambaling Police Station by a concerned citizen minutes after.
Responding officers along with personnel from the Barangay Peace and Safety Officers (BPSO) and Cebu City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CCDRRMO) brought the victim to the Cebu City Medical Center for immediate medical treatment.
Taneo disclosed that as of this writing, the shooting victim is in stable condition and recovering in the hospital.
He added that they are waiting for the victim to be discharged to assist him in filing a complaint against Tanduyan.
Tanduyan will most likely be facing charges of frustrated murder, stated Taneo.
Taneo also disclosed that a personal grudge is likely the motive behind the shooting after it was discovered that the victim and the suspect had previous altercations.
According to Taneo, months ago the suspect was allegedly beaten up by the victim.
“Murag dugay na gyud ni nilang grudge then nagpatong-patong. Then eventually, nag-abot silang duha nga most likely puros init og ulo,” he said.
He added that they will be conducting a follow-up investigation to determine the root cause of the fight between the suspect and the victim. /rcg
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