A POLICE official in Bogo City, Cebu yesterday afternoon allegedly shot to death the 17-year-old boyfriend of his daughter.
Chief Insp. Ceferino Tabay Jr., deputy chief of the Bogo City Police Station, surrendered shortly after he allegedly shot Vincent Paul Montesclaros in Barangay Guadalupe at 3 p.m.
He was also divested of his 9mm service pistol, the same weapon used in the shooting.
Supt. Anthony Bagarinao, Bogo City police chief, said Montesclaros died from gunshot wounds in his head and chest.
Tabay brought Montesclaros, who was a first year college student, to the hospital but the minor died before receiving treatment.
Bagarinao told Sun.Star Cebu Tabay, who was on duty, went home to eat.
He then looked for his 16-year-old daughter and found her with Montesclaros inside a shack at the Don Potenciano Catarata Memorial National High School, located about 150 meters away from their house.
Bagarinao said Tabay reportedly saw his daughter with a bleeding nose and confronted Montesclaros.
But Montesclaros allegedly pulled out a firearm so Tabay fired his gun.
The police recovered a .45 pistol with three live bullets that were reportedly owned by Montesclaros.
Bagarinao said they are still investigating the incident because they only have Tabay's account.
The Women and Children's Protection Desk (WCPD) questioned Tabay's daughter about the shooting.
Bagarinao said a paraffin test will be conducted on Tabay and Montesclaros.
Sun.Star Cebu called Tabay's cellular phones several times to get his statement but the calls were left unanswered.
In a separate interview, Senior Supt. Patrocinio Comendador, head of Cebu Provincial Police Office (CPPO), said they will release a press statement today.
“Mura ug personal ang motibo ani. Wala ni'y labot sa trabaho (This looks like a personal matter),” he said.