6 persons nabbed for ‘illegal cockfighting’

first_imgBACOLOD City – Six persons were caught engaging in illegal cockfighting in Barangay Tampalon, Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental. One of them was shot by police.Resident Gemar Lazarito, 24, sustained two gunshot wounds on the arm and body, a police report showed.Police Staff Sergeant Chris Grandia accidentally shot Lazarito after the latter allegedly attempted to snatch away the cops’ firearm around 9:30 a.m. on May 22, it added.The other suspects who were arrested were Ricky Semillon, 34; Jhondy Semillon, 28; Rommy Cabison, 48; Arthus Restar, 34; and Raymund Cantero, 31 – all residents of Kabankalan City, police said.Recovered from the suspects’ possession were 11 game fowls and one steel gaff.Lazarito was rushed to the Lorenzo Zayco District Hospital in Kabankalan City for medical treatment, while the other suspects were brought to the Kabanalan City police station.All of them face charges for violation of Presidential Decree 449, or the Cockfighting Law of 1974./PNlast_img

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