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Guard shoots boy dead

A security guard shot dead a 16-year-old boy who allegedly tried to rob him of his firearm in Valenzuela City before dawn yesterday.

The victim, Oliver Malvar Jr., died after he was shot by security guard Reynaldo Ocampo in the nape in front of a drug store on MacArthur Highway, in Karuhatan, Valenzuela City.

Police said Ocampo was on duty at the drug store at about 4 a.m. when the victim arrived and, at knife point, ordered him to give him his firearm.

Instead of handing over his firearm, Ocampo grabbed the boy’s knife.

During their scuffle, the boy tried but failed to get hold of the guard’s gun, prompting him to run away.

At this point, the guard shot the fleeing victim, killing him on the spot. (Rizal S. Obanil)