A joint police operation led by Cagayan de Oro City Police Station 2 Commander PMaj. Julius G. Saluta led to the arrest of 18-year old Raul Lumamba Jr, (not 15 yrs old as earlier reported), the prime suspect in the stabbing to death of Nathaniel Ibalang, 14 years old, during a teen gangwar that erupted along Corrales Avenue at around 4;30pm yesterday, October 23. A 10-inch hunting knife used in the killing and suspect’s bull cap were recovered by police. Photos by Bombo Radyo CDO.
The prime suspect was arrested in Gusa, Cagayan de Oro City.
Additional information revealed that there were prior incidents between the victim’s Kaibigan Lang Po (KLP) and the suspect’s Soy Shit Dem (SSD) gangs before the stabbing incident which was caught on video.
A police officer shows the 10-inch hunting knife and the suspect’s bull cap.
Two other suspects were already in police custody Sunday night. A 4th suspect is still at-large.
Watch this interview below of the prime suspect.
Police will be filing murder charges against the suspects.
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