Murder raps to be filed against cop who killed neighbor

/ 07:11 AM February 07, 2012

MANDAUE City Police will file murder charges against a policeman who shot and killed his neighbor last Sunday.

Police said they would file the murder complaint today against PO2 Rosendo Cabrera at the Mandaue Prosecutor’s Office.


Cabrera shot dead his neighbor Remegio Iran, 42, after Iran called Cabrera a useless cop during a drinking session.

“It’s up to the fiscal to determine if it is really murder or if it can be downgraded into homicide,” said Insp. Wilson Abot, Mandaue Police Station 3 chief.

Abot said he believed that Cabrera had already a grudge against Iran.

Before the shooting, Cabrera was considered as an efficient policeman by his superior Chief Insp. Elmer Fernandez, Mandaue City Police Station 1 chief.

Fernandez said in 22 years of service, Cabrera had no cases of abuse or violence.

Cabrera was detained at the Basak Police Station pending the filing of charges. /Correspondent Fe Marie Dumaboc with a report from Correspondent Norman V. Mendoza

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