Aurora cop disarmed, detained after fatal ‘accidental shooting’ of inmate | Inquirer News
Close  

Aurora cop disarmed, detained after fatal ‘accidental shooting’ of inmate

/ 02:24 PM March 07, 2021

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO — A rookie policeman in Aurora province has been disarmed and detained after he reportedly accidentally fired his gun and killed an inmate, the Central Luzon police confirmed on Sunday.

Col. Julius Lizardo, provincial police chief, ordered that Patrolman Christian Torres, 27, be placed under restrictive custody at the police station of  San Luis town on orders of Brig. Gen. Valeriano de Leon, regional police director following the shooting Saturday night.

ADVERTISEMENT

A report from the regional headquarters in Camp Olivas said Torres “went in front of the detention cell and without apparent reason drew his issued short firearm.”

Investigators said the suspect reportedly began playing with the gun that allegedly accidentally shot the inmate identified as Christian Gabral who was then watching television.”

FEATURED STORIES

Gabral, 30, was hit on the chest and was pronounced dead in a hospital The type and caliber of the service gun involved in the incident were not mentioned in the report.

Torres now faces administrative and criminal charges, De Leon said. Torres was also made to take a  drug test and a paraffin test. INQ

/MUF

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.
Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: accidental shooting, Aurora, dead, Inmate, Police officer
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and
acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.



© Copyright 1997-2022 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.