Rob-slay suspect shot dead inside police carBy Nancy C. Carvajal
Philippine Daily Inquirer
Closure came swiftly.
Hours after a high school student was robbed and killed in Manila, the arrested suspect tried to disarm one of his police escorts inside a patrol car and left them “no choice” but to shoot him dead, according to the Manila Police District.
Seventeen-year-old Jersey Jay Dagli, a senior student at Ramon Magsaysay High School, was walking home at around 8:30 p.m. Thursday when he was allegedly attacked by Jonathan Lising at the corner of Tuazon and Samar Streets in Sampaloc.
Dagli later died of multiple stab wounds in the hospital, said Senior Insp. Joselito de Ocampo, MPD homicide section chief.
About two hours after the robbery, Lising, 34, reportedly a resident of Tuazon Street, was arrested in an MPD operation after he was positively identified by witnesses.
The suspect and a three-man MPD team were on their way to Ospital ng Sampaloc for a routine medical checkup prior to detention when Lising allegedly hit one of his escorts, PO1 Joseph Vistan, with his elbow and tried to grab the officer’s gun, De Ocampo said.
Lising and Vistan were then in the back seat of an MPD patrol car. With them in the vehicle were PO2 Petrous Ryan Malacad and the designated driver, PO2 Josefino Callora.
De Ocampo said Malacad was forced to shoot Lising at close range after “a scuffle ensued inside the police car where Lising managed to take control of the firearm, putting the lives of the policemen at risk.”
Malacad, who was in the front passenger seat, “had no choice but to fire at Lising,” he stressed. “(Lising) was a suspect and a suspect (sic) in this case, never the victim.”