Suspect for killing a 16-year-old boy in Tacloban City arrested

The suspect killed a 16-year-old boy during a riot that happened in Quarry District, Tacloban City. He was quickly apprehended by local authorities during a 12-hour hot pursuit. Photo by PMaj Winrich Lim/Facebook.

TACLOBAN CITY — A suspect for killing a 16-year-old boy in Tacloban City was arrested by police authorities on Tuesday, June 15, 2021.

According to PMaj Winrich Lim of Tacloban City Police Office, the suspect, identified as Ronnel Sumeguin, 21,  was immediately apprehended in less than 12 hours of hot pursuit. He is a resident of Barangay 36, Sabang District of the same city.

He killed a 16-year-old boy by stabbing him during a riot in Barangay 42 Quarry District, Tacloban City, on Monday, June 14.


The victim was brought to the hospital but declare dead-on-arrival by the attending physician.

PMaj Lim said on a social media post, "Unfortunately, a life of a 16-year-old was lost, and this is because of a Riot or Gang War that transpired around 12:40am of June 14, 2021, in Brgy. 42 Quarry District, Tacloban City."

"The Police Force of Tacloban City Police Office, through the leadership of our City Director PCol Darwin Miranda, are constantly patrolling the Downtown areas of Tacloban City including Quarry District. However, despite the efforts of our Police Officers, there are still incidents that we cannot control due to our limited numbers."

"Hence, we are calling for the support of the community in preventing crimes in this city," he added.

The suspect will face homicide charges. —Tacloban News Update (Source: PMaj Winrich Lim/TCPO)
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