Tanod dies after gun accidentally fires

A barangay tanod died after he was hit by his service firearm which he accidentally fired on Saturday dawn, November 26, in Sitio Laguna, Barangay Green Hills, San Fernando town, southern Cebu.

Isagani Bajarias Pelimer, 44, married, a barangay tanod and a security personnel of Chicumi Agriventures Slaughtering Services was brought to a hospital in Carcar City where he was declared dead.

Police Corporal Dhex Anthony Balaod of San Fernando Police Station told SunStar Cebu that the factory workers checked the area where they heard the gunfire and discovered the victim already bloodied with a gunshot on the left side of the body around 2 a.m. on Saturday.

Balaud said the gun holster and sling bag of the victim also bore holes.

The police official believed that the sling bag had swung and hit the gun, causing it to fire.

Police recovered from the crime scene a spent bullet and a .38 revolver with five live ammunition. (GPL, TPT)