Cop 'shot' husband during fight-A A +A
Sunday, May 29, 2011
A POLICEMAN assigned at the Lapu-lapu City Police Office (LCPO) surrendered to police yesterday after she accidentally shot her husband inside her home in Cordova last Friday.
The husband died at the hospital at 9:30 a.m. yesterday.
Another policeman, this time assigned in Mandaue City, was accused of raping an 18-year-old girl inside a motel yesterday.
PO1 Chona Amorin, 28, surrendered to the Cordova Police Station yesterday morning after she shot her husband, Elmar, 28, inside her home in Barangay Alegria, Cordova at around 11 p.m. last Friday.
The shooting was reportedly accidental.
Amorin, who is assigned in the Operations Section of LCPO, told Cordova policemen she and Elmar were fighting when her husband allegedly used her service firearm to threaten her and their five-year-old son.
Elmar was allegedly drunk.
SPO1 Laurencio Wag-wag, of the Cordova Police Station, said that aside from berating her, Elmar threw his clothes and cell phone at Amorin.
Elmar also attempted to choke Amorin.
But when their son woke up, Elmar pulled the boy to him, grabbed his wife's gun and threatened to shoot the boy.
Amorin wrestled the gun from Elmar. Then it went off and hit Elmar in the stomach.
Amorin took her husband to the Mactan Doctors' Hospital, where he died yesterday morning.
Wagwag said they are waiting for someone to file charges against Amorin.
In the second incident, an 18-year-old girl from Consolacion, Cebu, said a policeman on field training in one of the police stations in Mandaue City allegedly raped her during an "eyeball" last month.
Mary (real name withheld) was assisted by her uncle in filing the complaint at the Mandaue City Police Office (MCPO) Women and Children Protection Desk yesterday.
Sun.Star Cebu is withholding the name of the policeman pending his comment.
Mary said she first met the policeman through a social networking website.
Last April, the policeman asked her to meet with him in Mandaue City.
Mary said they had a few drinks in a bar located in the city. She said after three glasses of beer, she felt dizzy.
Mary said that while she was drunk, the policeman brought her to a motel where she was raped.
She said in order to prevent her from getting pregnant, the policeman forced her to take birth control pills.
After the incident, her uncle noticed something was bothering her so he referred her to the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center for a check-up, which showed she was raped.
This is not the first time a police officer from Mandaue City was accused of rape by a minor.
Last month, former Station 2 (Subangdaku) deputy chief Gerardo Fiel was charged with allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl. Fiel was transferred to the MCPO headquarters, pending investigation on his case. (JKV)
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on May 29, 2011.