Police captain dies in gun accident in Batangas
LUCENA CITY — A junior police official was killed after his gun accidentally went off in San Pascual town in Batangas province on Tuesday, a report said Wednesday.
San Pascual police reported that Police Captain Rjoval Lopez, 36, assigned at the Philippine National Police headquarters in Camp Crame in Quezon City, died after his service pistol, a 9mm Glock, accidentally went off inside his parked car in Barangay Del Pilar at around 11:30 a.m.
The report said the victim’s sister, Marshel Gauang saw her brother at the driver’s seat while checking his service firearm for safety before entering the house.
Gauang said the pistol suddenly went off, the bullet hitting his brother’s head. The police officer died on the spot, the report said.
An investigation is still ongoing, police added.
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