A MEMBER of the Tanjay Municipal Police Station in Negros Oriental was arrested and disarmed by his colleagues on Sunday evening for shooting a fellow officer, Police Regional Office 7 director, Brigadier General Debold M. Sinas said yesterday.
Police Corporal Rowel Cabanag, a 40-year old resident of Barangay Looc in Bais City will be facing criminal and administrative charges in connection with the shooting of Staff Sergeant Rio Fe Dunque,38, in Sitio Hindungawan in Bgy. Looc around 8:43 p.m. Sunday, the official said.
Sinas said that members of the Bais City police rushed to the site after getting a telephone call regarding a shooting incident. They later found the victim already undergoing treatment at the Bais City District Hospital.
Sinas said that Cpl. Cabanag was arrested by a responding policeman identified as Master Sgt. Oliver Mananquil who also stripped him of his Glock 17 9mm semi-automatic pistol.
The weapon was turned over by Mananquil to the responding Bais City policemen.
The motive behind the shooting incident is still being investigated, said Sinas.