A policeman was arrested after being caught on video shooting a 52-year-old neighbor in Barangay Greater Fairview in Quezon City last Monday night.
The suspect was identified as Police Master Sergeant Hensie Zinampan, assigned to the Police Security and Protection Group, James Agustin reported in Unang Balita on Tuesday.
The victim was identified as Lilibeth Valdez.
The video even captured the whole incident at Sitio Ruby.
It was nine o’clock Monday night when the victim bought a cigarette at the store.
The suspect immediately approached, pulled a gun from the bag, placed it behind him, and spoke to the victim.
The suspect can be heard in the video saying that they were both drunk.
The suspect later pulled the hair of the victim. The victim pleaded but was shot at close range by the suspect. The 52-year-old woman died on the spot.
The suspect immediately walked away.
According to Beverly Luceño, the victim’s daughter, the suspect, and her older brother argued before the shooting. They allegedly fought because they were both drunk.
Drunk policeman shoots dead 52-year-old woman in Fairview, QC
Fairview Police arrested the suspect, and they seized from him the gun allegedly used in the crime.
The policeman flatly denied it and said that he did not commit the crime, even though there was a video.
Luceño said she hopes the policeman will feel guilty and take responsibility for what happened to her mother.
Police have taken the suspect to Camp Karingal.
Meanwhile, Philippine National Police chief General Guillermo Eleazar said the incident was unacceptable because the police should protect the people.
Eleazar ordered the Quezon City Police District to immediately file administrative charges against the suspect so that he can be removed from service.
“Nagbigay ako ng instruction sa direktor ng QCPD, dahil lahat naman ng ebidensiya na kailangan na gagamitin natin para ma-file-an ng kasong murder, is ma-file agad namin,” he said.
(I instructed the QCPD director to file the case immediately since all evidence needed was available to file a murder case.)