• 5 Bulacan policemen charged

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    Attempted homicide and damage to property were filed against the five policemen who were involved in the shooting of a vehicle with four minors on board in a checkpoint in San Miguel, Bulacan last week.

    Superintendent Joel Estaris, San Miguel Police Station officer-in-charge, said the five police officers were assigned with the drug enforcement unit of the station but their names were temporarily withheld.

    They were charged before the Provincial Prosecutors Office in the City of Malolos for attempted homicide and damage to property for firing several shots at the victims’ vehicle on the night of March 31.

    The victims were identified as Karen Krisna Santos, 18; Jim Collin Gabriel, 17; Arvin Dale Ramos and Honey Lorraine Tagalag, 13 all residents of Barangay Bantog, San Miguel.

    The incident occurred at about 11:30 p.m. in Barangay Camias, while the operatives were conducting an operation when the victims’ vehicle, a Mitsubishi Adventure with plate number BX-9641, did not stop at a checkpoint manned by the suspects.

    A pursuit operation ensued which prompted the operatives to fire at the victims’ vehicle. Estaris said the vehicle bore 14 bullet marks.

    It was learned that the vehicle was used without their parents’ knowledge.

    The five policemen were disarmed and suspended after they were brought to the Bulacan Crime Laboratory in Camp Alejo Santos in Malolos City for a paraffin test.

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