A fil-Chinese was killed the other day right in front of the Manila Police District- Adriatico Police Community Precinct in Malate, Manila, after he commandeered a cab at gunpoint, went amuck in a building while brandishing his gun, admitted that he was a drug user before the police and then grabbed the gun of a policewoman, all in one day and allegedly while under the influence of drugs.
Investigator PO3 Bernardo Cayabyab of the MPD-Homicide Section said Jeffrey Ong, of Unit 7-B, Pacific City Land Regency on P. Ocampo St., Malate, Manila, died of gunshot wounds in the head and body when he was shot by PO1 Jesica Malaluan of the said precinct.
Initial information gathered said that prior to the shooting, Ong was the subject of a complaint filed by cab driver Virgilo Gamboa.
Gamboa told the police that at around 11 a.m., his taxi, with body marking ‘Mariella Joy’ and plate number UVT-461, was at a stoplight on N. Domingo Street in San Juan when Ong suddenly got inside, cocked his .45 cal. gun and ordered him to step on the gas.
Ong also reportedly told the driver not to look at his face or he will be killed and to disregard the traffic signal. Upon reaching the site of the condominium where he stayed, Ong took out P300, crumpled the bills and then threw them at the driver’s face.
Acting on Gamboa’s complaint, PO1 Randy del Rosario and PO1 Randy Nepomuceno went to the condominium building to trace the suspect’s whereabouts. While doing this, they heard security guard Michael Villanueva reporting to security officer-in-charge Ronnie Latube that Ong had gone amuck at the building’s seventh floor while brandishing a gun.
When the cops went to the said floor, Ong was said to have gone with the police without any resistance.
At the said precinct and on questioning, Ong reportedly admitted to Chief Inspector Paulito Sabulao that he was under the influence of drugs, being a shabu and marijuana user. PO1s Joveth Mae Rodolfo, Malaluan and Del Rosario were then tasked to bring Ong to the Ospital ng Maynila for a medical checkup as part of standard operating procedure.
Once inside the mobile car, Ong allegedly requested Rodolfo to transfer the cuffs so that his hands will be behind. When Rodolfo uncuffed him, Ong went for the service gun of Rodolfo. As the two wrested possession of the gun, Malaluan saw an opportunity and shot the suspect who was pronounced dead on arrival at the Ospital ng Maynila where he was rushed.
Cayabyab said that Ong’s gun was found with four live ammunition.