An 18-year old teenage male, identified as Chris Jaynard “Jeje” Guzman, was shot dead after he jumped in to help his friend who was being beaten up by a group of boys. The incident occurred on September 16 midnight at Sitio Imelda, Zone 6, Barangay Upper Bicutan, Taguig. The slaying of the teen was caught on CCTV.
The incident began when a group of boys offered Jeje’s friend, Patrick Ercillas, to drink with them. When Ercillas refused, that when things got violent.
“Sinapak po kasi agad ako nila doon. Niyaya lang akong uminom, tinanggihan ko. Yun, sinapak ako.” said Ercillas in an interview with GMA reporter Bam Alegre.
“Tas eto namang si Jeje..kasi naiwan na ako sa gitna ng gulo eh..gusto niyang tulungan ako. Nakikita niya sigurong binubugbog ako kaya gusto niyang pumunta doon. Tas yun, sinama yung tropa ko eh,” he added.
As seen in the video report, the teen was shot by a man wearing glasses who appeared to have a weak leg. It can also been observed that another man, who is reportedly related to the man wearing glasses, fired at Guzman as well. Guzman was rushed to the hospital but later succumbed to the gunshot wound in his head.
A concerned netizen took to Facebook to spread awareness over this unfortunate incident. The netizen’s caption said:
“#JusticeForJeje!! Grabe kinikilabutan ako! Umaawat lang sya para sa tropa nya sya pa yung napuruhan. Anong laban ng bata sa 2 may baril ?Makonsensya ka sumuko ka na! Walang kalaban laban yung pinatay nyo!”
Witnesses claim that both shooters were father and son. The son, an ex-city hall employee according to the police, was the one who shot and killed Jeje while the father was the one who fired the warning shot. The suspects were allegedly a very influential family within the area.
The police are still investigating if the suspect has a gun licence.
Watch the video below for more details over this awful incident:
Our thoughts, prayers and sympathies go out to those affected by this tragedy. We hope justice prevails soon.
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Source: GMA NewsTV | Facebook