Police officer shoots colleague in adultery case

A police officer was shot by his colleague after he caught him with his wife in a motel in Orani, Bataan on Wednesday afternoon.

According to the initial report from the Bataan Provincial Police Office, Police Corporal Vermont Nuguid, assigned at the Bataan Provincial Drug Enforcement Unit, confronted Police Staff Sgt. Clifford Cruzata, assigned at the Samal Municipal Police Station, and his wife LJ Nuguid inside the Belseras Inn in Barangay Talimundoc.

The report stated that Nuguid and Cruzata had a heated argument and struggled for Nuguid’s service firearm. The gun went off and hit Cruzata in the right hip.

Both officers were immediately brought to the Orani District Hospital for medical treatment.

The report added that the motive for the shooting was infidelity.

The case is being investigated by the Orani Municipal Police Station. Cruzata and Mrs. Nuguid are presently under the custody of the said police station as of press time. 

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