The security guard, who killed a terminated worker Sunday night, was arrested by the police in Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental, today, November 23.
After few hours of pursuit operations, the Bacolod Police Station 7, along with the Kabankalan City Police Station, tracked down Antonio Enanoria at the home of his sister in Barangay Tabugon, Kabankalan City.
Lt. Conrado Espino Jr., Bacolod Police Station 7 chief, said they coordinated with the police stations of neighboring localities to help pinpoint the location of the suspect.
On Sunday night, November 22, Enanoria killed Joebe Nativadad Jr. of Barangay Granada, who was recently terminated from his job as a forklift operator at the industrial company in Barangay Mansilingan, where the suspect worked as a security guard.
The victim, who was under the influence of intoxicating liquor, went to the bodega of the company to borrow a screwdriver to fix his motorcycle, but Enanoria forced him out of the premises, and a heated argument between them ensued.
Espino said that the suspect claimed that the victim punched him and that he punched him back following a heated argument.
They were arguing about the 15-meter wire that was allegedly stolen by the victim, who insisted otherwise, the police officer said.
“This prompted the suspect to go to the guardhouse to take his issued 12-gauge shotgun and fired at the victim three times,” Espino said.
The victim died on the spot.
Espino confirmed to DIGICAST NEGROS that Enanoria was linked to the murder of his sister in Kabankalan last year.
“There was a report at the Kabankalan Police Station. He then surrendered to the Bacolod Police Station 8. But the case was not pursued because he was a family member. There was no warrant for his arrest,” Espino said.*