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Cop arrested for firing gun inside Manila apartment

HANDCUFFED manA drunk police officer was arrested by his colleagues after he allegedly opened fire inside his rented apartment
in Sampaloc, Manila Saturday.

The Manila Police District Station 4 (Sampaloc) identified the suspect as Police Master Sgt. Winefer Molina, 42, married, and a police officer assigned at the Quezon City Police District Station 2 (Masambong).

“‘Yung may-ari ng tinutuluyan niya ‘yung nakarinig at nakakita sa kanya na sobrang lasing. Nakapasok pa nga ‘yung may-ari kasi hindi niya natanggal yung susi sa doorknob,” MPD Station 4 Public Information Office chief Police Capt. Philipp Ines said.

Investigation showed that residents near his rented apartment heard a gunshot from his unit at around 9:30 p.m.

Ines said the owner of Molina’s apartment immediately reported the incident to the police.

Members of the MPD Station 4 Calabash Police Community Precinct went to the place of incident with the owner and arrested Molina who was then lying on his bed beside with a 9 mm pistol, his service firearm, a magazine loaded with three bullets, and one spent shell.

The suspect was brought to a hospital for a medical examination and subsequently to the MPD General Assignment and Investigation Section.

A case of alarm and scandal will be filed against him. (Erma Edera)