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Bacolod City, Philippines Tuesday, June 10, 2014
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identify slay suspect

BY SHIELA GELERA

The suspect in the killing of a security guard in a 24/7 convenience store at La Salle Avenue, Bacolod City, Saturday, was identified by the police, through his old photo uploaded in the social networking site Facebook.

Senior Supt. Larry Decena, officer-in-charge of the Bacolod City Police Office, however, refused to disclose the name of the suspect, pending his arrest.

Decena said he is requesting the suspect to surrender, in order to mitigate the penalty for the crime he had committed. Once he surrenders, Decena said he will assure him of his security.

Guard Ruperto Esperon Jr., 35, of Brgy. Caliban in Murcia town, Negros Occidental, was taking a nap when he was awakened by the suspect who shot him with an Ingram machine pistol, the police said.

The shooting happened inside the Munsterific Convenience Store.

The suspect, who is also a security guard, with active duty status, got the .9 mm service firearm of Esperon, to show to the security agency that employs them, that he is more capable than the victim, Decena said.

The gun used by the suspect was recovered by the police, Decena said.

Esperon, who was employed by the Rockland Security Agency, succumbed to two gunshot wounds on his chest.*SGG

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