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Man stabbed from behind


A man was stabbed and seriously wounded at Poblacion, Barangay Vitali, this city, Sunday.

Police Station 1 Commander, Chief Inspector Salvador Galvez identified the victim as Richard Mendoza, 32, married and a resident of sitio Bataan, Vitali.

Galvez said, the victim suffered a lone stab wound at the back of his body and was rushed to Vitlai Lying-in Center, then transferred to Zamboanga City Medical Center.

Police identified the suspect as Joed Martinez, of legal age, also residing in the same barangay.

Initial police investigation showed that the victim and a certain Joel Lacastesantos were on their way home when upon reaching near the chapel of Bataan, the suspect suddenly appeared from behind and stabbed the victim once at the back, then hurriedly escaped on foot towards unknown direction.

A manhunt operation was launched for the possible arrest of the suspect.Motive of the incident is still unknown. (Eugene A. Lasprilla)

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