Monday, January 3, 2011
Cop nabbed after shooting spree in Bulacan
MANILA, Philippines - A policeman landed in jail after a shooting spree that left one person dead and 2 more injured in Marilao, Bulacan, before dawn Tuesday.
Senior Superintendent Fernando Villanueva, Bulacan provincial police director, identified the suspect as Police Officer 1 Armand Canilang, assigned to the San Jose Del Monte City police station.
Villanueva said that Canilang shot dead a civilian identified as Arnel Dulsura and wounded another civilian and a barangay watchman in Barangay Ibayo.
He said that Canilang threatened to kill Dulsura and his friends as he and his 2 brothers were walking to their home. The policeman was drunk at the time after a drinking session with his 2 brothers.
Villanueva said Dulsura's group immediately filed a complaint at the nearby barangay outpost. As barangay officials were approaching Canilang and his 2 brothers, the policeman opened fire at them.
The provincial police chief said that Canilang has been arrested. Seized from him was his 9mm pistol service firearm. – Report from Ramon Lazaro, radio dzMM