Davao del Sur cop accidentally shoots self
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.
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.
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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