A 22-YEAR-OLD daughter was shot dead, Sunday, July 7, by her own father who is a police officer at a boarding house in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental.
Police identified the victim as April Mae Ege, a resident of Barangay Kalindagan, Dumaguete City.
Based on information given by the victim's lover to police, the suspect, 54-year-old Police Staff Sgt. Levy Ege arrived drunk at the victim's boarding house.
A heated argument then took place between the two which escalated to the elder Ege drawing his .45 caliber pistol and shooting his daughter in the head.
The younger Ege was killed on the spot while the suspect immediately fled the crime scene.
The elder Ege was later arrested during a follow-up operation carried out by the Dumaguete City Police Station.
Dumaguete City Police Chief Greg Galsim said they believe the incident was a case of "accidental firing," as several witnesses came out and stated they saw the victim attempting to wrestle the gun away from her father.
The suspect, meanwhile, denied the allegations that he was inebriated at the time of the incident and added he deeply regretted the incident.
The elder Ege is facing a parricide charge and is detained at the Dumaguete City Police Station. (TDE)