Soldier kills comrade inside military outpost
Posted: 2017-Oct-10 17.00.06 UTC+0800
ZAMBOANGA CITY — Criminal charges are set to be filed against a soldier who allegedly killed his comrade at a military outpost in Basilan province, the police reported Monday.
Chief Insp. Helen Galvez, Police Regional Office-9 (PRO-9) information officer, disclosed the incident happened at around 5:27 a.m. Sunday in Barangay Masola in the capital city of Isabela.
Galvez identified the victim as PFC Jerry Arasain, 27, a member of the 15th Special Force Company of the Army's 4th Special Forces Battalion.
Galvez identified the suspect as PFC Arkim Julain, 26, who belong to the same military unit.
Arasain and Julain are residents of the towns of Jolo and Panamao, Sulu, respectively.
Galvez said investigation showed that Arasain was sleeping in a hammock when the suspect repeatedly shot him. The victim died instantly.
She said that the company commanding officer immediately arrested the suspect. (PNA)