Slain boy’s kin wants NBI in
The family of the 17-year-old boy who was fatally shot by a police official in Bogo City, northern Cebu is asking for the help of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI).
The family of Vincent Paul Montesclaros went to the NBI after turning down the request of the Bogo City police to have the victim’s remains autopsied and be subjected to a paraffin test.
Senior Supt. Patrocinio Comendador Jr., chief of the Cebu Provincial Police Office (CPPO), ordered the Provincial Intelligence and Detection Management Branch to investigate the case.
Chief Insp. Ceferino Tabay Jr., deputy chief of the Bogo City police station, admitted shooting the boy but claimed he did it in self-defense.
The boy was the boyfriend of Tabay’s 16-year-old daughter.
Tabay said he was forced to shoot the boy when the victim appeared to draw a gun from his waist.
Tabay, who has been in the police service for 27 years, surrendered to the police after the incident. He also turned over a .45 caliber pistol which he said was recovered in the boy’s possession.
Tabay was about to pick up her daughter from her school in barangay Guadalupe on Friday afternoon when the shooting occurred.
Supt. Anthony Bagarinao, chief of police of Bogo, said the girl claimed that she and the boy were arguing before her father arrived.
The girl said the boy hit her causing her nose to bleed.
Tabay said when he called the attention of Montesclaros, the boy tried to draw a gun that prompted him to shoot the boy in the head and chest with a .9mm pistol.
Tabay called his fellow policemen and brought the boy to the hospital where he was declared dead.
In an interview with reporters yesterday, Tabay said he just protected himself and his daughter when he shot the boy.
Bagarinao said a charge of homicide will be filed against Tabay on Monday.
Tabay is detained at the Bogo City police station.
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