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Village Guard Shoots Teen Dead

A village guard allegedly shot a 17-year-old janitor dead in a subdivision in Iloilo City Monday night.

The guard, identified as John Noel Calaor, however, maintained that the shooting incident was an accident.

In a statement, Calaor narrated that he was putting down his handgun when it suddenly went off, hitting the victim, Crispin Alarba, in the head.

A fellow security guard of Calaor relayed that the suspect and the victim would always joke about firing a gun.

But authorities are not buying Calaor’s alibi.

“He will be charged with homicide,” Police Station 1 Chief Senior Inspector Jojo Tabaloc said.

The police are verifying whether Calaor owns the caliber .38  handgun used in the shooting.