A lone policeman killed a farmer who reportedly ran amuck and shot a 58-year-old man in Barangay Bai, Lagayan, Abra, recently.
Police identified the amok as Melborgo Groesbeck and the victim as Mariano Siobad Boling.
Initial investigation conducted by the Lagayan police disclosed that Boling was at the backyard of a certain Jordan Batallao chopping ﬁrewood when he heard successive gunshots followed by a commotion.
Boling went to check and saw Groesbeck, armed with a gun, running amuck. He tried to calm down Groesbeck but was shot. Boling was taken to the hospital after.
PO1 Junar Bandril Camacho then arrived and saw Groesbeck. Camacho identified himself as a policeman and advised him to surrender.
However, Groesbeck ﬁred at the policeman three times but missed, prompting Camacho to return ﬁre. An exchange of gunﬁre ensued until Groesbeck was killed. (Mar T. Supnad)