17-Yr.-Old Killed by Cop’s Bullet
A policeman reportedly fired a warning shot but the bullet bounced and killed a minor who was mistaken to be a thief of scrap iron, at the old Bacolod City Airport area in Barangay Singcang Airport..
The cop involved is reportedly from Bacolod Police Station 8 based in Tangub, Bacolod.
The Bacolod Police Office’s Women’s and Children’s Protection Desk (WCP) under SPO4 Arlene Torrendon is investigating the incident.
The victim identified as Archie Mayurca sustained a gunshot wound in the head.
Mayurca was declared dead on-arrival at Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital.
The victim’s mother, Chickie Mayurca said that her son was not stealing scrap iron. He only took shelter at the old airport because it was raining.
“My son is not a thief. He is my companion when selling fish”, the mother said.
Police Station 8 have not yet identified who the cop that was involved, but is cooperating with the Mayurca family in the investigation.* (CMG)