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UK scuba boss shot in Philippines

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 00:46

Apr. 23 - A Briton who set up a scuba diving business in the Philippines is allegedly shot dead by a security guard. Paul Chapman reports.

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PLEASE NOTE: EDIT CONTAINS MATERIAL THAT WAS ORIGINALLY 4:3 A security guard accused of shooting a British dive store owner in the Philippines says he did it because he'd been harshly treated. Police said Melchor Alciso used all six rounds in a revolver to kill Tony Gilchrist. Alciso says he couldn't stop himself. (SOUNDBITE)(Visayan) SHOOTING SUSPECT MELCHOR ALCISO SAYING: "I was no longer able to control myself. Even at the smallest mistake by me or other employees, he would go mad instantly. His anger was extreme. He was like a dog. He would curse at you." A witness told local media Alciso had turned up for work on the island of Malapascua late and drunk Gilchrist's family is quoted in media reports as saying he was a gentle man who cared deeply about the Philippines. His family arrived in the Philippines on Monday to bring his back the body.

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UK scuba boss shot in Philippines

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 00:46