Fisherman faces parricide case

TINAMBAC, Camarines Sur --- A 50-years old fisherman is now facing a criminal case for parricide after he shot dead his son whom he mistook as a thief in Brgy. Bagacay here.

Staff Sgt. Karl Marx Portugal, Tinambac police investigator, identified the suspect as Benjamin Rosquites of Barangay Bagacay who killed his son Vrenz Rosquites, 21 with a .38 caliber handgun.

The victim was a college student in the Calabanga campus of the Central Bicol State University of Agriculture (CBSUA).

The shooting incident happened on Monday, June 29 when the suspect while on his duty as a fishpond caretaker mistakenly identified the victim as a thief, causing him to shot the victim in the head with a caliber 38 pistol.

The victim was rushed to the Tinambac Infirmary where he was declared dead on arrival.

In an interview, Portugal said that the suspect, who was intoxicated during the incident, is charged with parricide filed by his wife.

He said police authorities have failed to recover the firearm used in the shooting because the suspect lost his gun somewhere after the incident.

Portugal said the suspect admitted that the pistol is unlicensed.

The suspect is now detained in the Tinambac Municipal Police Station while waiting for trial.