Murder raps eyed vs. guard
in death of sales manager
Murder charges will be filed before the Bacolod City Prosecutor’s Office this week against the security guard tagged in the fatal shooting of a sales manager of a Manila-based company at the Bacolod City reclamation area, Tuesday.
Station 2 chief, Senior Insp. Robert Dejucos, said yesterday the charges will be filed against Mark Barrintos, 34, of Brgy. Tagukon in Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental, and employed by the Golden Summit Security Agency, for the fatal shooting of Valeriano Agpulos, 52, of Malabon City, and the sales manager of the Red Maple Company, at about 12:15 p.m. for still unknown reasons.
Dejucos said the manner in which Agpulos was killed seemed treacherous.
Agpulos’s brother, whose name was not disclosed, and company head Gerby Ong visited Police Station 2 yesterday and asked Dejucos for the immediate resolution of the case.
Ong told the police that the victim called him up before the shooting and told him that he and Barrintos, detailed at the Universal Harvesters Inc., had argued. Ong said he advised the victim to ignore the guard, but 20 minutes later, he received another call and was informed that Agpulos had been shot dead by the suspect.
Investigation showed the victim went to the guard’s workplace to collect money but was told that the employees were on lunch break. Witnesses said that after Agpulos went out of the building, two gunshots were heard, and they saw Agpulos on the ground, bathed in his own blood, and Barrintos escaping, the police said.
Barrintos is still at large.*
moved to Bacolod
Eight inmates of the Negros Occidental Jail in Bago City were transferred to the Bacolod City District Jail and to the Handumanan Jail Annex for creating alarm and scandal, Provincial Jail Warden Supt. Amelito Fuentes, said yesterday.
Fuentes said the inmates, most of them facing murder charges, were creating noise for no apparent reason and were challenging the jail officers in a fight last week, prompting him to transfer them to Bacolod jails.
He said the court will decide on whether these inmates will be brought back to the Provincial Jail, or will remain in detention in Bacolod.
Fuentes also said the five jail officers on duty when the rumble occurred at the Provincial Jail on January 13 that resulted in the death of inmate Mario Aburido, 22, of Calatrava town, Negros Occidental, who succumbed to multiple stab wounds, will explain why they failed to stop the incident.
Senior Jail Officer 3 Leo Lacerna of the Region-6 Bureau of Jail Management and Penology Investigation and Prosecution Division said that they are investigating the jail officers to determine their administrative liabilities.*APN