UPDATE ON KILLING OF FOOD PANDA RIDER PRO-6 to revoke suspect’s license, to look into security firm’s possible violations, too

ILOILO CITY–While the revocation of the license of the security guard who shot and killed a Food Panda delivery rider may not be much of a consolation to the family of the slain victim, this is among those that the Police Regional Office (PRO)-6 can do in the meantime, following the filing of murder raps against the suspect.

According to Lt. Col. Joem Malong, PRO-6 spokesperson, the Security Agency and Guards Section of the Regional Civil Security Unit-6 can request for the revocation of the license of suspect Argie Solis, who was collared in Sibalom, Antique, hours after shooting to death Joemar Sanchez of Brgy. Bitoon, Jaro, Iloilo City, yesterday morning.

To note, the Supervisory Office for Security and Investigation Agencies can seek the revocation of the license of security guards if they are charged with a crime or violation while on duty or if there is a complaint against them.

In addition, the RCS-6 may also investigate Solis’ employers, Grabato Investigation Risk Management and Security Services, (GIRMSS) Inc.

Among those that they will try to look into for possible violations are GIRMSS’ license to operate, the registration of the weapon used in the killing, and the suspect’s license to own and possess firearms.

The management of the security agency, however, has refused to answer questions from the media.

To recall, the two had a short argument over the victim’s placing the food he delivered on the guards’ rostrum, resulting in the logbook on it getting wet. But even after Sanchez apologized for the minor gaffe, the still irate Solis peppered him with bullets, finishing him up with a couple more shots even when the victim had already tried running away.

FIVE TIMES

Meanwhile, Solis, who is now locked up at the Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) Police Precinct 1 cell following his arrest in Sibalom, Antique last night, was full of remorse over the fatal shooting, especially after a sibling of the victim went to the police station this morning to take a good look at their brother’s killer.

According to P/Capt. Shella Mae Sangrines, chief of Police Station 1, Solis shot the victim five times.

A case for murder is now being prepared against the suspect.

‘LIKE BROTHERS’

Some 20 Food Panda delivery riders, meanwhile, gathered at the exact place where their fellow worker Joemar Sanchez was shot dead yesterday to light candles and offer prayers for their fallen comrade.

According to Food Panda rider Febrile Laudate, since it was Maundy Thursday and there aren’t many food orders to deliver, they just decided to gather at the crime scene on De Leon St., City Proper, in Sanchez’s honor and to seek justice for his untimely death.

He said that aside from the help that Food Panda will extend to the family of Sanchez, they, too, as brothers in the profession, will give whatever they can gather from among their fellow drivers to the grieving family. (N. Glenn Aragon/iNEWS)

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