Teacher kills husband-cop

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Monday, July 14, 2014


A POLICEMAN was killed by his wife following a domestic spat in Zamboanga del Norte, the police said Monday.

Police Regional Office (PRO)-Zamboanga Peninsula information officer-in-charge Inspector Dahlan Samuddin said the incident took place around 12:30 a.m. Sunday in the village of Estaka, Dipolog City, the capital of Zamboanga del Norte.

Samuddin identified the fatality as Police Officer 1 (PO1) Rustom Redoble, 36, who was assigned with the Dipolog City Police Station.

Samuddin said that Redoble was allegedly shot and killed by his own wife, Maricel, 33, a public secondary school teacher in the town of Katipunan, Zamboanga del Norte.

Samuddin said investigation showed that the husband and wife have engaged in a heated argument inside their rented room.

He said the suspect grabbed the issued service firearm of her policeman-husband and fired once hitting him in the chest.

The suspect rushed her husband to the hospital but the attending physician declared the victim dead on arrival, he said.

The suspect was detained at the Dipolog City police headquarters, he added. (Bong Garcia)

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