Teen shoots barber to death over debt

Policemen arrive at the area in Barangay 27, Bacolod City to probe a shooting incident that killed a barber Wednesday. (Photo courtesy of Police Station 4)

By Glazyl Y. Masculino

BACOLOD City – A barber was shot dead by a teenager over an unpaid debt in Barangay 27 here on Wednesday night.

Police identified the victim as June Molina, 35, of the said village.

Captain Peter John Ramos, Police Station 4 chief, said the victim was on the second floor of his house when he heard someone calling him by his name.

When he opened the door to check, a gunshot was heard. The victim was wounded and was taken to a hospital where he died.

Prior to the incident, the suspect, Oliver Villalba, 18, a construction worker, asked the victim to pay his remaining debt amounting to P2,000.

However, the victim said he had no money to pay his debt until they figured in a heated argument.

In the evening, the suspect reportedly returned to the victim’s house and allegedly shot him with an unknown firearm.

Ramos said the suspect was arrested in a hot pursuit operation while he was hiding in a house in the said village later that night.

Meanwhile, the suspect denied in a radio interview the allegation against him, claiming he had no idea about the incident.


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