Cop jailed for fatal shooting at Digos park
Superintendent Querubin Manalang, Digos police chief, said Senior Police Officer 3 Maxwell Roble of the provincial police’s intelligence division, was immediately taken into police custody after he was identified as the man who shot and killed Joare Villarosa Batulat, 24, a resident of Aurora Extension here around 2:30 a.m. The wounded man was identified as Carlo Cansancio.
Roble was mum when reporters sought his comment. He said he had yet to consult a lawyer.
Senior Supt. Michael John Dubria, provincial police director, said he has ordered a deeper probe into the incident.
A source in the police intelligence community said the slain man was a murder suspect and that Roble might just have been doing his job as a police officer.
“Nothing is conclusive as of now. We are digging deeper,” the source said.
The city police office, meanwhile, was continuing its investigation to determine the circumstances that led to the shooting, Manalang said.
He said the authorities were also studying what charges to bring against Roble.
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