Woman kills cop-husband with submachine gun
A charge of parricide awaits the woman who killed her husband, a 35-year-old policeman, when she shot him with a submachine gun inside their house in Quezon City.
Investigators from the Quezon City Police District (QCPD), however, were still determining the motive for the killing of PO2 Angelo Capili as his wife, Josan Mary, 31, appeared “unstable” and too shocked to talk to them.
Capili was assigned to the Fairview police station’s investigation and detection management section.
Relatives caught by surprise
Relatives of the couple who were interviewed by the Inquirer confirmed that the two had fought several times before but they never thought that Josan would take a gun and kill her husband.
Before noon on Monday, the couple had just arrived at their house in Purok Pag-asa, Barangay Batasan Hills after fetching their eldest son from school when they started fighting.
After nearly an hour, their neighbors reported hearing what sounded like a tin can being hit repeatedly. It was followed by Josan screaming: “Get Leo to the hospital because he has been shot!”
Capili’s uncle, Junior, was immediately alerted by his nephew, Christopher, who was the first to rush to the couple’s house.
“I saw Josan sitting in the doorway and she repeatedly said, ‘Uncle, please bring Leo to the hospital. I accidentally shot him,’” Junior told the Inquirer.
Six shells recovered
He then found the police officer lying bloodied at the bottom bunk of a double-deck bed. Capili had been shot in the knees, legs and upper body and investigators would later retrieve six shells from the crime scene.
According to Junior, Josan told the police she had used an Ingram machine gun with a silencer to kill her husband. Members of the Batasan police station later found the firearm wrapped in an ecobag on a shoe rack underneath the stairs.
“I think Josan may have taken the time to hide it before calling for help,” Junior said.
Authorities have sent the weapon to the Philippine National Police’s Firearms and Explosives Office to verify its ownership.
Aside from several other bullets, Angeleo’s service firearm, a Glock 9mm pistol, was also found at the scene.
Chief Supt. Guillermo Eleazar, QCPD director, said they tried to conduct a paraffin test on Josan but were forced to put it off after she went into hysterics at the Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit, where she remained in detention.
“Our initial assessment is that she may have a psychological imbalance, but of course, only a psychologist can confirm this,” Eleazar added.
Aside from marital problems, the police are also looking at money matters as a possible motive. Supt. Tomas Nuñez, Fairview police station commander, said Angeleo had reportedly invested around P250,000 in a business that turned out to be a scam.
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