Cop chief stabbed in gambling raid, one suspect killed, three injured

The police chief of Ilog, Negros Occidental, sustained stab wounds when he was attacked by alleged illegal gambling suspects at Kilometer 110, Brgy Dancalan, Ilog, Negros Occidental, at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, March 18.

One suspect was killed and three others were injured, the police reported Sunday.

Ilog police chief, Capt. Thurslie Castillo, who sustained stab wounds on his left leg, buttocks and right elbow was in stable condition.

Castillo led an operation against a Cara y Cruz/ Hantog illegal gambling operation when five arrested suspects grappled with him, a police report said.

Three of the suspects then drew bladed weapons and stabbed Castillo leaving him with no other choice but to draw his firearm and defend himself, hitting three of the suspects, the report added.

Killed was Abundio Patrolla Redoble, 35, who sustained bullet wounds on the chest, PCpl. Ryan Gilongos , Ilog police desk officer, said.

He was believed to be the head of the illegal gambling operation, Gilongos added.

Abundio’s brother, John Mark Redoble, 25, sustained a bullet wound in the chin and is confined at the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital in Bacolod City.

Samson Tagapan, 63, was injured on his left foot, and a 16-year-old who is the stepson of the fatality sustained a minor injury in the elbow, Gilongos said.

Tagapan is detained at the Ilog police station and the minor has been turned over to the social welfare office, he added.*

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