Security guard stabbed dead after breaking up fight

A MAN died after he was stabbed by his friend in Dasuga 1, Barangay Das, Toledo City, Cebu around 11 p.m. on Monday, October 31, 2022.

The victim was identified as Eric Perigrino Cantay, a 39-year-old security guard who resided in Barangay Poog in the city.

Police arrested suspect Nicanor Manila, a habalhabal driver, in Das Village 1 in Barangay Das around 4 a.m. on Tuesday, November 1.

According to Staff Sergeant Joselito Genon, an investigator of the Toledo City Police Station, the suspect and the victim’s father-in-law were having a fight when Cantay arrived and broke it up.

Cantay reportedly reprimanded Manila, who immediately left. However, Manila returned while Cantay was sitting by the side of the road and suddenly stabbed the unsuspecting victim in the pit of the stomach using a Batangas knife.

Manila fled but police received a tip where he was hiding, which led to his arrest hours later.

The victim was rushed to the Carmen Copper Hospital where he was declared dead on arrival.

Police are preparing to file a murder charge against the suspect. (GPL)