Negros cop shoots man dead on New Year's Day

Martian Muyco, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jan 02 2017 10:26 AM | Updated as of Jan 02 2017 04:28 PM

HINOBA-AN, Negros Occidental - A policeman shot and killed a man during a heated argument here on New Year's Day.

Victim Vicente Labanon and his two friends allegedly mauled the brother-in-law of PO1 Reagan Magracia at a beach in Sitio Tabuc Suba, Barangay 1.

Magracia, who was at the same beach with his family, confronted and fired his service firearm at Labanon, said Senior Inspector Leomel Gonzaga, chief of Hinoba-an Municipal Police Station.

The victim died on the spot.

Initial investigation showed the suspect was drunk during the altercation, said Gonzaga.

Magracia surrendered to the his fellow policemen and was detained at the Hinoba-an station pending the filing of criminal and administrative charges against him.