The security guard who shot an alleged online scammer outside a mall along CM Recto Avenue in Cagayan de Oro City just before noon today, February 4, 2022 voluntarily surrendered and is now in police custody.

In a press release, police investigators identified the security guard as Peter U. Lagrosas, 47, single of Magsaysay-del Pilar Sts, this city while the shooting victim was identified as a certain Kenneth Casimero Gella, 29, single of Indahag, this city.

photo by Magnum Live

According to the police report, Gella was being chased by brothers Ivan and Icon Neri inside SM CDO Downtown Premier after he allegedly stole the cellphone of Icon a few days earlier. Lagrosas, who was assigned at BDO SM Branch at the mall’s ground level saw the commotion and tried to stop and accost Gella who was running away from the brothers. However, Gella, strongly resisted Lagrosas and fled prompting the guard to disable him but instead, the victim was shot and sustained a gunshot wound on his waist. Gella was rushed to the hospital for treatment while Lagrosas voluntarily surrendered to responding police from COCPO Station 2 led by PMaj Julius Saluta along with PLtCol Ariel Philip Pontillas, DCDO COCPO. He also surrendered his issued 9mm Norinco pistol.

photo by Cagayan de Oro Cpo
photo by Cagayan de Oro Cpo
photo by Cagayan de Oro Cpo

Watch this video below courtesy of Magnum Live.

Accordingly, the victim’s name and photos have been posted in Facebook by his alleged victims for the same crime of stealing their cellphones. See some of them below.

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