Cop accidentally shot self to death PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 27 July 2014 14:24

A policeman accidentally shot himself to death in Barangay Zambowood Friday night.

Killed was PO1 Alfredo Magbanua Piola, 40, married, of the Central Police Station’s Traffic Section and a resident of Zambowood.

Piola sustained a bullet wound in the head and was taken to the hospital where he was declared dead on arrival.

A police report disclosed that Piola was at Paterno Store near his house at past 11 p.m. when residents heard a gunfire. He was later discovered slumped on the ground with a bullet wound in the head.

Another information gathered by DZT disclosed that Piola had come from duty and passed the store where his .45 caliber pistol went off hitting his head.

Chief Insp. Mark Azur, Divisoria Police Station chief, disclosed that it was acase of accidental firing.

Police have no explanation how the accident occurred, particularly how the bullet found its way to Piola’s head.

Piola’s body was taken to a funeral parlor post mortem examination. – Dan Toribio Jr.