Mentally Challenge Elderly Man Shot by Barangay Tanod in Tondo to Death
CCTV footage shows a barangay tanod (watchman) who shot an elderly man allegedly with mental disability to death on Tondo, Manila.
According to GMA News, a barangay watchman patrolling during curfew hours admonished an elderly man, which resulted in a shooting. According to the report, the individual had a mental illness and was simply wandering around oblivious of the curfew.
The event occurred at 9 p.m. on Saturday and was captured on CCTV. The guard is seen getting chastised on CCTV. He suddenly ran and pulled out a revolver after a while. With a stick in his hand, the man she was wearing approached her.
The guard fired a shot, but the gun did not go off. The bullet struck the victim in the chest the second time it burst. The victim, who was 59 years old, died on the spot. Based on the report, the shot victim was found with a number of toy guns.
Cesar Panlaqui, the barangay watchman, was arrested the next day. According to his statement, he would only scare the victim he reprimanded for being too noisy. Based on the report, the victim is accused of slamming doors and gates.
Panlaqui was found with a revolver but no accompanying documentation. The cops are supposed to be investigating. Panlaqui claims he used the gun in self-defense because there are a lot of unscrupulous people in his neighborhood.
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