ORMOC CITY-A member of the Citizen Armed Force Geographical Unit (Cafgu) in Abuyog, Leyte was shot by his own father-in-law.

The incident happened after the suspect, Ricardo Condes,69, saw that his daughter was being mauled by her husband, Elpedio Padilla, Jr., 52.

Case investigator Senior Master Sergeant Brexcio Fortaliza, Jr. said that the mauling incident happened at about 9 pm last March 15 at the house of Padilla and his wife, Lyn, in Barangay Tuy-a, 22 kms. away from the center of Abuyog.

The police officer said that based on their investigation, the suspect saw his daughter Lyn, 36, being mauled by her husband.

This prompted him to shoot the victim using a homemade firearm locally known as “latong,” hitting Padilla on his left arm and chest.

The suspect was arrested a day after the incident in Brgy. Nebga where he escaped.
Fortaliza said that before the mauling incident, the couple had a heated argument.
It was learned that the victim’s wife had just returned from Malaysia and was celebrating her birthday.

Jealousy was the reason why Padilla physically hurt his wife.