Cop's ma dies in freak gun accident PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 14 November 2017 11:45

By DAN TORIBIO

A woman who was preparing to go to church was accidentally killed after she was hit by a wayward bullet inside her house in Barangay  Labangan, Pagadian city.

The victim was identified as Elena Apollo Cabatit, 57 years old, married and a resident of Purok Pag-asa, Barangay Upper Campo Islam.

Cabatit was the mother of a policewoman, identified as PO1 Marjorie Cabatit Cortez.

A report from the Police Regional Office-9 said that the victim was inside her room and preparing to go to church when a firearm of undetermined caliber fell to the floor and  accidentally fired.

The victim sustained a gunshot wound on the left portion of her abdomen and was rushed to the Pagadian City Hospital but was declared dead on arrival.

Scene of the Crime Operatives (SOCO) teams processing the crime scene were able to recover one unit .38 caliber revolver with a defaced serial number, an empty shell and five live ammunition inside the firearm’s cylinder.

Meanwhile, Cortez was subjected to a paraffin test after the incident.  Result of the paraffin test is still unknown as of press time.  (LAJ)