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Rookie lawman dies in accidental gun firing

  • Written by Itchie G. Cabayan
  • Published in Metro
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ROOKIE policeman was killed when his colleague’s loaded gun accidentally fired while they were at the Smokey Mountain Police Community Precinct in Tondo, Manila, yesterday morning.

PO1 Helrey Estares, of 4274 Apitong St., Hillside Village, Ugong, Valenzuela City, died from a gunshot wound in the left chest. His fellow cop, PO1 Dennis Kias, 31, of Simabana, Ugong, Bicutan, Taguig City, is now under investigation. Estares and Kias are said to be assigned at the Manila Police District (MPD) Station 1.

A probe by PO2 Jorlan Taluban of the MPD-Homicide Section showed that the shooting took place at 9:30 a.m. yesterday, right inside the said precinct.

Kias was reportedly unloading the bullets of his Glock .38 service firearm when it accidentally went off.  The bullet ricocheted, first hitting the solid wall before hitting Estares in the chest.

Estares was rushed to the hospital but was declared dead on arrival.