The Philippine National Police (PNP) reported that a complaint has been filed against the policeman who accidentally fired his gun that killed one of his colleagues in Laguna
“We have already filed a case and gave police assistance,” PNP officer-in-charge Police Lieutenant General Rhodel Sermonia, quoted by a GMA News report, said.
PNP spokesperson Police Colonel Jean Fajardo told GMA News Online that the complaint filed against suspect Police Corporal George Mervin Cañete Duran is for reckless imprudence resulting in homicide.
Duran is also facing an administrative case, she said.
“Reckless imprudence resulting in homicide is the case filed against the police who accidentally shot his fellow SWAT member. He will also face an administrative case,” Fajardo said.
Duran said on November 23, they were cleaning their service firearms for an inspection when another person approached him and said they exchanged guns.
Upon the return of his gun, he examined it. However, when he was about to remove the load from the chamber, the gun accidentally went off and hit Police Corporal Fhrank Aldene Yasay Dela Cruz in the right chest.
Dela Cruz was immediately brought to the hospital, but the attending physician declared him dead on arrival.