THERE was no overkill even though SPO1 Adonis Dumpit was shot 14 times with a high-powered firearm, according to the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) 7.
“There is no such thing as an overkill. It is the judgment call of the shooter. If the one he is shooting or the one he is arresting is a threat or is still capable of doing harm to the shooter, then the shooter has to continue shooting,” said Dr. Rene Cam, NBI 7 medico-legal officer.
He said that two shots to Dumpit’s head, which broke the back of his skull, proved to be the most fatal.
Dumpit’s vital organs like the liver, kidney and lungs were also hit.
“He was a well-known shooter so he could have maneuvered his body that is why most of the (gunshot wounds) were on the right side of his body, which was the one facing the shooters,” Cam said.
He said that based on a witness’ account, Dumpit was about to change the magazine of his gun.
Cam also said that he found no trace of tattooing, which means the shots were fired from a distance.
In another development, Police Regional Office 7 Director Debold Sinas said that active police officers who are photographed visiting the wake and attending the burial of Dumpit will be subjected to a background investigation.
When asked if there were any active policemen photographed, Sinas said it was confidential.
“I cannot tell you but we have that one. We are very interested in who, kana bang, who your friends are and I’ll tell you who you are. Para kung makita ka didto (If you’re spotted there), we will check. Are you also a user? The usual thing... basta unipormado ka (as long as you were in uniform),” Sinas said.
“We’ll check your background, we’ll check who you are,” he added.
Dumpit died last Wednesday during an alleged shootout with agents from the NBI 7 and operatives from the Regional Intelligence Division in Tagbilaran City, Bohol.