Man shoots 8-year-old kid

TINAMBAC, Camarines Sur--Police arrested 33-year-old Romeo Darilay y Apatin over the weekend for shooting an 8-year-old child who allegedly stole from a coconut farm.

Darilay, a resident of Barangay Binalay, this town, and the caretaker of said farm which is owned by Franklin Abordo, used an air gun to shoot the child, according to the police.

The victim was identified as Ricky Candelaria y Lumpero, a resident of Zone 2, Barangay Bolaobalite, this town.

The child was rushed to the Tinambac Infirmary for medical attention, but was pronounced dead on arrival (DOA) by the attending physician.

The police immediately launched a hot pursuit operation to arrest the suspect.

At press time, Darilay is now under the custody of the police.

A complaint for murder in relation to RA 7610 is now being prepared for filing against the suspect.--BICOLSTANDARD.COM

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