By Jennifer Ponsaran-Rendon
AN intelligence operative of the Police Regional Office (PRO) 6 accidentally shot dead a 37-year-old man early Sunday morning at Zone 4, Brgy. North Baluarte, Molo, Iloilo City.
August 27, 2013 12:46 AM
Gregorio Mag-usara of the said village succumbed to a lone gunshot wound on the chest.
Police investigation identified PO3 Rodney Calunsod of the Regional Intelligence Division (RID) as the one who shot Mag-usara.
“PO3 Calunsod and all the members of his team were already restricted,” said Supt. Noel Lamsis of RID.
Lamsis confirmed that PO3 Calunsod led a team to conduct surveillance operations in the area following persistent reports of illegal gambling operations, particularly cara y cruz or tumbo.
“Merondawsugalnanangyayaridoonmulagabihanggangumagakahitnawalangpatay. We are monitoring some individuals who are behind this operation, including the alleged financier,” he added.
It was around 4am when Calunsod penetrated an area near the “tumbu-an.”