Cop in Pasay shooting surrenders to NCRPO
MANILA, Philippines — An active member of the Philippine National Police (PNP) involved in a shooting of the brother of his live-in partner in Pasay City surrendered to authorities on Thursday, according to the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO).
In a report, the NCRPO said Staff Sergeant Ruel Lacuesta, an active member of PNP who currently serves at the Regional Personnel Holding Admin Section and undergoing mandatory Public Safety Junior Leadership Course, turned himself in around 10 a.m. to its office.
According to police, the shooting occurred around 1 a.m. on the same day along Don Carlos Village, Barangay 190, Zone 20, after Lacuesta and his live-in partner or complainant, Given Teves, got into a heated argument.
The suspect’s live-in partner dodged the bullet, but her brother Ramon Teves got shot in the chest instead.
After Lacuesta surrendered, authorities brought him to Pasay City Police Station for investigation, where he underwent paraffin and ballistic examination.
Police said Lacuesta will face complaints of murder and attempted murder and violation of the Republic Act (RA) 9262 (Violence Against Women and Children), and RA 10591 concerning RA 76166 (Omnibus Election Code).