ILOILO City – A policeman was arrested. Neighbors complained he indiscriminately fired a homemade gun during an altercation with a relative in Barangay Tacbuyan, Estancia, Iloilo on Saturday night.
Patrolman Edgar John Sulit had a heated argument with his relative at around 8:30 p.m., according to Police Major Niño Leonard Amar, Estancia police chief.
The suspect, who was taking a Field Training Program at the Bacolod City Police Office, would be held criminally and administratively liable, said Amar.
The fired gun was a homemade .45 pistol, said Amar, and it was surrendered by Sulit.
The incident disappointed Police Brigadier General Rene Pamuspusan, regional police director. He ordered an investigation.
“If proven guilty, I will order na hindi na siya pwedeng magpatuloy sa pagkapulis,” said Pamuspusan.
Amar said Sulit would be subjected to a paraffin test.
“To all police personnel across the region, do not challenge my thrust which is internal cleansing. I will go hard on it. I am serious about it,” said Pamuspusan./PN