Camp Olivas, City of San Fernando, Pampanga- PRO3 Regional Director PBGEN VALERIANO T DE LEON ordered the Provincial Director of Aurora Police Provincial Director PCOL JULIUS LIZARDO to immediately disarm a rookie cop after accidentally firing his gun and unintentionally hitting a PUPC in San Luis Municipal Police Station, Saturday night.
Pat Christian TORRES y Ritual, 27 years old, single, policeman, resident of Brgy. 4, San Luis, Aurora was immediately placed under restrictive custody pending the conduct of an in depth investigation relative to the accidental firing resulting to the death of Christian GABRAL y Lumasac, 30 years old, single, resident of Brgy. Zarah, San Luis, Aurora and temporarily under detained at San Luis Municipal Police Station.
Intial investigation revealed that Pat TORRES went infront of the detention cell and without apparent reason drew his issued short firearm, began playing with it and was accidentally fired towards GABRAL who was then watching television.
GABRAL sustained gunshot wound on his chest and was immediately rushed to the hospital for medical treatment but was pronounced dead on arrival by the attending physician.
"If found guilty, he will be meted with both administrative and criminal charges. We do not condone any irregularities from our personnel. I have also ordered to conduct drug test to Pat Torres," PBGEN DE LEON added.
The Provincial Internal Affairs Service is also conducting a Motu Propio investigation on said case while Pat TORRES was subjected for paraffin test.(PIO-3)