NCRPO to probe death of suspect in prosecutor’s slay

MANILA Quezon City Police District (QCPD) director Senior Supt. Joselito Esquivel said a full investigation will be undertaken by the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) on the circumstances surrounding the death of Angelo C. Avenido Jr., the suspect in the killing of Ombudsman Assistant Special Prosecutor Madonna Ednaco-Tanyag, during a scuffle with his police escort.

"All these details will be worked out by the investigations by the higher ups," Esquivel told newsmen in a press briefing at Camp Crame.

He added that Avenido, who was among five detainees being processed for transfer, was shot in the jaw as he struggled to grab the arm of a lone guard escorting him.

"What is clear is that there was a scuffle," Esquivel added.

The incident happened at around 10:45 a.m. Saturday at the Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit (CIDU) Building in Camp Karingal, Quezon City.

In its report, the QCPD said Avendio had been processed for file photographs and latent finger prints in preparation for his transfer to the Quezon City Jail when he tried to grab the side arm of one of his guards while they were on their way out of the room.

"(Police Officer 2) Ramil Langa together with detainee just went out of the room when detainee suddenly grabbed PO2 Langa's service firearm that resulted to scuffle between the duo. At that instance, the firearm suddenly went off hitting the detainee in the process," the QCPD said in a statement.

On June 5, police personnel arrested Avenido for stabbing Tanyag, who was then five months pregnant. (PNA)

Source: Philippine News Agency

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