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Police major shoots boy dead

/ 06:32 AM April 06, 2013

A police official in Bogo City, northern Cebu surrendered to fellow policemen after he fatally shot the 17-year-old boyfriend of his daughter.

Chief Insp. Ceferino Tabay Jr., deputy police chief of a Bogo City police station, said he thought the boy was trying to shoot him that’s why he fired at him.

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Supt. Anthony Bagarinao, chief of police of Bogo City, said Tabay left his police station around 3 p.m. yesterday to eat and pick up her 16-year-old daughter from school.

The school is 150 meters from the policeman’s house in barangay Guadalupe.

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On his way to the school, Tabay claimed that he saw his daughter in a shanty near the school with her nose bleeding.

Bagarinao said Tabay alleged that when the boy saw him, the boy tried to draw something from his waist.

Tabay said he thought that what the boy was trying to get was a firearm prompting him to draw his 9mm pistol and shoot the boy.

Montesclaros suffered gunshot wounds in the head and chest.

Tabay brought the victim to Bogo Provincial Hospital where he was declared dead

Apart from his service firearm, Tabay also surrendered a .45 caliber pistol which he said was in the boy’s possession, Bagarinao said.

Tabay is detained at Bogo police station pending the filing of charges against him, Bagarinao said.

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Senior Supt Patrocinio Comendador, chief of the Cebu Provincial Police Office, will conduct a press briefing today to discuss the incident.

Cebu Daily News tried to contact Tabay but he was not picking up his phone.

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