Close  

Policewoman accuses cops of ‘overkilling’ her female lover in Bohol

By: - Correspondent / @leoudtohanINQ
/ 10:40 AM February 05, 2016
PO1 Rosalie Cuario

PO1 Rosalie Cuario attends the wake of her lover, Maricel Ramos, who was slain by the police after killing Cuario’s mother and brother and wounding another brother. Photo by Leo Udtohan, Inquirer Visayas

CALAPE, Bohol—A policewoman has accused her colleagues of excessive use of force when they shot her lover in the head when she was already about to surrender.

An emotional PO1 Rosalie Cuario told the Inquirer that Maricel Ramos raised her hands in surrender after the police caught up with her in her house in Barangay (village) Ulbujan, Calape last Wednesday night after killing Cuario’s mother and brother.

ADVERTISEMENT

READ: Jealous lover kills female cop’s ma, brother, hurts another in Bohol

However, she added that policemen in Calape shot Ramos twice in the head.

“Why did they have to kill her? How many shots were fired? She was already helpless. They could have shot her in the legs or hands because she also surrendered. She did not fire her gun because it was not loaded. It was really an overkill,” said Cuario.

“Ramos did not fight back. She did not attempt to flee. There is a law. They could have just imprisoned her,” she added.

Inspector Cresente Gurrea, chief of Calape police station, denied Cuario’s claim that the suspect was about to surrender.
He maintained that Ramos shot at the policemen who were trying to get near her, forcing them to fire back.

“There was no overkill. My men shot only twice. We tried to negotiate (with) the suspect to surrender but she did not heed and instead fired (at)m the responding team and prompted the team to fire back,” he said.

Ramos was looking for Cuario last Tuesday after the policewoman failed to come home following a spat with her lover.

She went to Cuario’s family in Barangay Ulbujan, hoping to find the policewoman there.

When Cuario’s brother told her they did not know where the policewoman was, Ramos shot him in the hand. The bullet, however, went through to his chest.

ADVERTISEMENT

She then went inside the house and shot Cuario’s other brother, Joel, 48 and mother Rosita, 72. RAM

READ: In Bohol, lesbian affair turns deadly, leads to killing of 3

Read Next
LATEST STORIES
MOST READ
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: accusation, Bohol, COPS, female, lover, overkill, policewoman
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2019 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.