A FILIPINO-CHINESE reportedly high on drugs on Friday was shot dead after he allegedly tried to grab the gun of a policeman while in a police mobile patrol car in Malate, Manila.
PO3 Bernardo Cayabyab of the Manila Police District-Homicide Section identified the Fil-Chinese as Jeffrey Ong, a resident of Unit 7-B, Pacific City Land Regency in P. Ocampo St., Malate, Manila.
Ong died from gunshot wounds in the head and body.
PO1 Jesica Malaluan shot Ong after he allegedly tried to grab her fellow officer’s gun.
Prior to the shooting, cab driver Virgilio Gamboa filed a complaint against Ong.
Gamboa told the police that he was at a stoplight on N. Domingo Street in San Juan when Ong suddenly got inside, cocked a cal.45 pistol and ordered him to step on the gas.
Ong instructed the driver to bring him to his condo unit in Malate. Upon reaching the place, Ong took out a P300 bill, crumpled and threw it at Gamboa’s face.
Acting on Gamboa’s complaint, PO1 Randy del Rosario and PO1 Randy Nepomuceno went to the condominium building to look for Ong.
Officers were searching for the suspect when they heard security guard Michael Villanueva reporting to building security OIC Ronnie Latube that Ong had gone amuck at the building’s seventh floor while holding a gun.
Police officers rushed to the seventh floor and tried to pacify the suspect.
At the MPD-Adriaticto Police Community Precinct in Malate, Ong admitted to Chief Insp. 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 tasked to bring Ong to the Ospital ng Maynila for a medical checkup as part of the standard operating procedure.
While inside the mobile car, Ong allegedly requested Rodolfo to transfer his handcuffs, with his hands on his back Rodolfo had just uncuffed Ong when the suspect allegedly tried to grab the policeman’s service firearm.
Rodolfo and Ong wrestled for the gun. Policewoman Malaluan shot Ong.
Ong’s police escorts rushed him to the Ospital ng Maynila, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.