PRO 11 physician tagged in killing of student in Davao City
DAVAO CITY, Davao del Sur, Philippines — A physician of the Davao Police Regional Office (PRO 11) was tagged in the killing of a student outside a bar on Camus Extension in this city early Saturday.
Maj. Ma. Teresita Gaspan, Davao City Police Office spokesperson, identified the suspect as Marvin Rey Andrew Pepino, 31, of Hillside, Bajada. The slain student was Amir Mangacop of El Rio Subdivision, Bacaca.
In a statement, PRO 11 confirmed that Pepino, a non-uniformed member of PRO 11, as being a suspect.
“We assure all the parties and the public that this PRO will not, in any way, impede the legal process and guarantee a thorough, fair, and unbiased investigation; and appropriate criminal charges shall be filed accordingly,” the PRO said in a statement.
Maj. Eudisan Gultiano, PRO 11 spokesperson, said since Pepino, though a non-uniformed member, could carry a gun with him for as long as he had a license for it.
Based on an initial investigation, the physician and the student were involved in an altercation inside the bar at around 1 a.m. on Saturday, July 2.
A police officer tried to pacify them, but they kept quarreling as they went out of the bar.
The student then started punching at the suspect, who drew his gun and shot him.
Witnesses brought the victim to the nearest hospital, where he died.
Investigators recovered a 9mm Glock 43 pistol with serial number ADSY750 and six spent shells. The suspect was taken to San Pedro Police Station
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