• Davao village policeman gives up after killing woman

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    A village policeman being hunted by the police for killing a woman in Davao City on Tuesday afternoon has surrendered to the authorities, officials said on Wednesday.

    Margarito Baguio, a barangay tanod of Barangay Leon Garcia in Davao City accidentally shot dead Karen Gascon, 37, of Mount Apo corner Arellano Street, Barangay 7 also of the same city, reports said.

    Reports said that the slaying occurred at around 2:45 p.m. at Castillo Agdao while Gascon was walking with her husband.

    Prior to the shooting, Baguio apprehended two young boys in front of the convenience store near Castillo, reports said.

    The reports said the two boys ran away in different directions, one towards Agdao area; Baguio ran after him, drew out a handgun and shot the boy, but missed and instead hit Gascon on her buttocks.

    Reports said Gascon’s husband rushed her to a medical center but died two hours later.

    Anthony Vargas

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