Cop shoots self

BAUAN, Batangas -- A 26-year-old member of the Philippine National Police allegedly shot himself in their farmland in Bgy. Alagao on Monday afternoon, the report said.

Bauan Municipal Police Station head cop P/Major Joemar M. Labiano identified the victim as Patrolman Mandael Manalo, married, a member of Alitagtag MPS, and resident of Bgy. Alagao here.

The barangay official reported the incident to the police at 11:36 a.m.

Police said the victim who bore gunshot wound in the head was found lifeless by the farm caretaker lying awkwardly on the dirt with blood oozing from his head.

Further investigation revealed that victim was suffering from depression. The Scene of the Crime Operatives (SOCO) team processed the scene. They found one cal. 45 pistol beside the victim’s body.