Boarder shoots dead apartment owner

AN APARTMENT owner was gunned down by her boarder in Barangay Kamputhaw, Ceby City around 7 p.m. Monday, January 2, 2022.

The victim was identified as Richie Sanchez, of Nicole Heights, Barangay Guadalupe, Cebu City, while the suspect was identified as Joel Peralta.

Sanchez was hit in her stomach. She was rushed to a hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival.

Police Major Nolan Tagsip, chief of Abellana Police Station 2, said that based on the statement of a witness, Sanchez went to the suspect’s boarding house to collect the rental fee when the suspect shouted at the victim: “Imo na diay me papahawaon?” (So you want us to leave?)

Minutes after, a gunshot was heard and when the witness, who asked not to be named, checked the area, the victim was already bloodied, with a gunshot wound in the stomach.

Police have launched a manhunt operation against Peralta, who managed to flee. (AYB/LMY)