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Davao del Sur cop accidentally shoots self

/ 12:31 PM October 16, 2019

DIGOS CITY –– A non-commissioned officer, who police believed had accidentally shot himself, was found dead at the back of the police station in Kiblawan, Davao del Sur on Tuesday. He had a gunshot wound in his forehead.

Police Master Sgt. Brigham Wayne Pascual, the police on duty, still appeared sleeping on a hammock when his fellow police officer found him dead Tuesday morning, Kiblawan police chief PCAT Robert James Carumba said.

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Carumba said Pascual’s issued M-16 Armalite rifle was on the ground along with a spent bullet shell casing nearby.

Police rushed Pascual to the Gregorio Matas Provincial Hospital for treatment but the attending physician declared him dead on arrival.

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Initial post mortem investigation disclosed that Pascual had accidentally shot himself, causing his untimely death.

Pascual is a resident of Purok Lomboy, Lapulapu Extension in Barangay Zone-3 here. /lzb

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