ZAMBOANGA CITY: A 26-year-old man was shot dead after he tried to rape his neighbor’s partner in Buug town in Zamboanga Sibugay, police said. They said James Fajardo died instantly after being shot by Gary Arpal, 28, who came to rescue his partner after she screamed for help inside their house in Muyo village. Fajardo had barged in Arpal’s house and tried to force himself on the woman, but Arpal came in time to stop him. Arpal fled after the shooting and is being sought by the police. It was unknown whether Fajardo’s family would file criminal charges against Arpal.