A cop who pulled out his firearm allegedly as a joke on Friday accidentally shot his friend in Barangay Gagalangin in Tondo, Manila.
According to a report on “State of the Nation,” investigators said the shot was accidental.
CCTV footage showed the suspect, identified as Police Corporal Oliver Ferrer, talking with the victim, Jason Capistrano, and other residents.
Ferrer pulled out his gun, which then accidentally fired, hitting Capistrano.
The victim was rushed to the Chinese General Hospital but later died.
Ferrer surrendered to authorities and gave up his firearm.
He declined to comment.
“Ang bait ng anak ko. Wala kaming masasabi diyan sa anak ko. Hindi namin alam bakit nangyari ito. Bakit nagkaganito,” Jusberte Capistrano, the victim’s father, said.