DPWH worker faces charges for throwing grenade that causes injuries to 3

Police File Charges Against DWPH Employee for Grenade Attack

In San Carlos City, Negros Occidental, the police have filed three counts of frustrated murder complaints against a job order employee of the Department of Public Works and Highways. The employee allegedly hurled a grenade at a coffee shop, resulting in the injury of three people and damage to two vehicles.

San Carlos Deputy Police Chief, Police Maj. Ryan Villasario, stated that it would be up to the city prosecutor to determine the appropriate charges to file against the suspect, whose name has been withheld.

The complaint was filed against the suspect a day after the incident, which occurred at the “Kapehan sa Medina” store at the Eco-Tourism Highway in Barangay Rizal. A 75-year-old store owner, her 42-year-old son, and a 34-year-old female store attendant were injured in the attack. Additionally, damage was done to a black Mitsubishi Xpander belonging to a 55-year-old policeman and a motorcycle owned by a relative of the victims.

San Carlos Mayor Renato Gustilo confirmed that the suspect was immediately apprehended. The suspect was identified by an eyewitness and arrested at his residence in Barangay Punao. The motive behind the attack has yet to be determined.

The suspect was found in possession of the helmet and motorcycle used during the grenade throwing. Police are continuing their investigation into the incident.

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