Cop shot dead in front of 2 other buddy cops PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 02 March 2013 10:59

A policeman was shot to death by a gunman using the former’s  pistol in an internet café in Guiwan early yesterday morning.

Killed was PO1 Shidie Nashar Sapie y Indanan of the of the Regional Public Safety Battalion’s 3rd Mobile Company  based in Camp Batalla, RT Lim Boulevard.

Sapie sustained a bullet wound in the head and was rushed to a private hospital where he expired while undergoing treatment.

A police report disclosed that Sapie together with PO2 Eddymer Hadjarae and PO1 Hayatullah Sakkam went to the Clique Internet Café along Lobregat Highway in Guiwan around 4 a.m. where he (Sapie) confronted a man who was also inside the café.

DZT gathered that Sapie was inquiring about a pink wallet after which he and the man figured in a heated argument.

Amid the argument, Sapie and the man engaged in a fistfight, but the latter was able to grab his .45 caliber pistol which he used in shooting the lawman in the head.

The assailant left the place bringing Sapie’s gun, while the two other policemen did not react and let the gunman escape.

Witnesses said that when Sapie and the man were arguing, they heard the suspect said he is also a policeman.

Café customers said that Sapie and the suspect knew each other but nobody could tell about the pink wallet that was the subject of the argument.

Men of the Tetuan police station under Chief Insp. Elmer Acuña have mounted a full dress investigation and follow-up operations for the immediate arrest of the killer. – Dan Toribio Jr.