Latest Stories

Rookie QC cop shoots driver over traffic row


A rookie policeman was arrested Friday night after he reportedly shot a tricycle driver following a traffic altercation in Quezon City.

Apparently not contented with firing his gun, PO1 Edison Canaveral allegedly even handcuffed the wounded driver who had the bad luck to cross the police officer’s path that night.

Fortunately for the victim, Lauro Lorenzo, 43, some law enforcers assigned to the Novaliches police station noticed the commotion and arrested their colleague.

Station commander Supt. Marcelino Pedrozo said Canaveral has been turned over to the Quezon City Police District’s Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit.

The rookie policeman was initially brought to the Novaliches police station after the alleged road rage incident between him and Lorenzo in Barangay Nagkaisang Nayon.


But according to Canaveral’s wife, Charmaine, her husband fired shots in self-defense as the tricycle driver allegedly tried to stab him.

Both the policeman and his victim were cruising along Damong Maliit St. in Jordan Heights Subdivision at around 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Canaveral was with his wife on a motorcycle while Lorenzo was driving a tricycle.

At the time of the incident, Canaveral, 28, had a little spat on the road with Lorenzo although it was unclear how the altercation began.

The policeman dropped off his wife at a safe distance and went back to look for Lorenzo.

“He (Canaveral) came back a few minutes later and waited for the other man,” police said, citing Lorenzo’s account.

Upon spotting Lorenzo, the policeman allegedly shot him in the left leg with his caliber .45 service firearm. The bullet pierced Lorenzo’s other leg.

Lorenzo was brought to the East Avenue Medical Center for treatment.

The policeman’s wife, however, claimed that it was Lorenzo who started the ruckus and that he appeared to be drunk.

Charmaine told police that Lorenzo had sped up from behind them, overtook them and  almost causing the Canaverals’ motorcycle to lose balance.

She alleged that it was the tricycle driver who got off his vehicle and pulled out a bladed weapon.

Meanwhile, Pedrozo found out that it was not the first time that Canaveral figured in road rage incidents.

“We learned that last year when he was still a trainee, he also shot an FX driver in another traffic altercation,” Pedrozo claimed but added he did not know what happened to the case.

Canaveral’s wife denied that there was a similar incident in the past.

Follow Us

Follow us on Facebook Follow on Twitter Follow on Twitter

Recent Stories:

Complete stories on our Digital Edition newsstand for tablets, netbooks and mobile phones; 14-issue free trial. About to step out? Get breaking alerts on your mobile.phone. Text ON INQ BREAKING to 4467, for Globe, Smart and Sun subscribers in the Philippines.

Tags: abuse , Police , Quezon City

  • AllaMo

    Congress should pass a law applying harsher penalties/punishment on men/women, in the armed forces and police forces, that abuse their uniforms and badges; a maximum must be the firing squad.

    • Fernando Tagudin

      Korek po kayo riyan!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3RMNEZCQQHXWOQRXJROQ2CORFU Homer Guo

    What a crap news reporting. The “writer” didn’t even care to check out the story of the other side? Were you not taught Ms Aurelio that you need to get both sides? go back to school then.

  • http://www.facebook.com/samontehe Henry E. Samonte

    You do not use a deadly gun for self defense. He hehe. Tricycle drivers may be arrogant, but they usually back off when they see a superior weapon like a gun. By pulling the trigger, a policeman has broken the law. It is called “cold blooded murder.”

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NWTWAWQO7MWPOD75YHMUCR2IWU Mux

    Rookie cop pa lang, criminal na! See what they teach at the PNPA? 

  • walt723

    arrogant rookie, I hope he rots in jail. letting lose trash like these on the streets is totally unsafe

Copyright © 2014, .
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94
  1. 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  2. Save the queen? Aide takes fall for Enrile, Gigi Reyes
  3. Palace prepared to charge its allies
  4. Senator’s kickback from pork bigger than those of Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – Lacson
  5. Napoles turnaround alarms whistle-blowers
  6. What Went Before: Malacañang allies alleged involvement in pork scam
  7. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  8. Timeline: Napoles tell-all
  9. HK apology: Why Estrada and not Aquino?
  10. Cedric Lee’s cohort flies out of PH despite look-out order – De Lima
  1. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  2. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  3. Estrada: Gigi Reyes won’t testify vs JPE
  4. Bernice Lee arrested by NBI team
  5. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  6. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  7. Suspect in Vhong Navarro’s mauling wants to turn state witness – De Lima
  8. Reckless driver endangered lives of Aquino, entourage–report
  9. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  10. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  4. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  5. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  6. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  7. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  8. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  9. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia
  10. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima


  • Nepal officials go to Everest to try to end crisis
  • Escudero ready to defend self should name appear in Napoles’ list
  • Obama calls for peaceful end to island dispute
  • Russia not abiding by agreement on Ukraine—Obama
  • Magnitude 6.7 quake off British Columbia coast
  • Sports

  • Promoters Dela Hoya, Arum in talks for Pacquiao-Alvarez—report
  • Benzema guides Madrid to 1-0 win over Bayern
  • Suns’ Goran Dragic win NBA’s Most Improved Player award
  • Heat go up 2-0, hold off Bobcats 101-97
  • Ronaldo shakes off injury fears to play Bayern
  • Lifestyle

  • Photos explore dynamics of youths’ sexual identity
  • 12th Philippine Food Expo set at the World Trade Center
  • No tourist draw, Malang the croc will remain wild
  • The best flavors of summer in one bite, and more
  • Homemade yogurt, bread blended with pizza, even ramen
  • Entertainment

  • Has Ai Ai fallen deeply with ‘sireno?’
  • Sony developing live-action Barbie comedy
  • California court won’t review Jackson doctor case
  • Return of ‘Ibong Adarna’
  • Practical Phytos plans his future
  • Business

  • Facebook profits triple as mobile soars
  • Insular Honors Sales Performers at Testimonial Rites
  • Apple increases stock buyback, will split stock
  • Cost-recovery provisions for affected gencos urged
  • This time, BIR goes after florists
  • Technology

  • Enrile in Masters of the Universe, Lord of the Rings?
  • Top Traits of Digital Marketers
  • No truth to viral no-visa ‘chronicles’
  • ‘Unlimited’ Internet promos not really limitless; lawmakers call for probe
  • Viber releases new design for iPhone, comes to Blackberry 10 for the first time
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 24, 2014
  • Talking to Janet
  • Respite
  • Bucket list
  • JPII in 1981: walking a tightrope
  • Global Nation

  • PH-HK relations repaired, but families of victims still being courted
  • Filipinos in Middle East urged to get clearance before returning
  • PH seeks ‘clearer assurance’ from US
  • China and rivals sign naval pact to ease maritime tensions
  • What Went Before: Manila bus hostage crisis
  • Marketplace