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Hospital Patient Shot by Cops after Stealing Ambulance in Davao

The local authorities of Davao have shot a hospital patient for allegedly stealing the ambulance and drove it away from the hospital.

A male patient of the Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) was shot by police while driving an ambulance, according to Davao police. According to the police inquiry, the driver left the local government of Bansalan, Davao del Sur’s ambulance to assist in the discharge of the patient to the emergency department.

Davao Patient Ambulance

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Based on the report of the Davao police, the suspect, a 31-year-old man, has been described as “mentally challenged.” The suspect entered the ambulance after the driver had exited and drove it away from the hospital.

The ambulance arrived at the Task Force (TF) Davao border gate in Barangay Lasang. According to the complaint, the suspect nearly hit a law enforcement officer who was inspecting the vehicle.

The TF Davao soldier fired a shot at the ambulance’s steering wheel, but the bullet also struck the driver. In Panabo City, Davao del Norte, the man was apprehended on the national highway.

He was taken back to SPMC and is doing well. According to the patient’s partner, the man who swept the ambulance was a “mentally challenged” jeepney driver.

According to authorities, the individual was released from Davao Mental Hospital on August 9 and transported to SPMC. The suspect is being observed by police while recovering at the SPMC, and authorities are still deciding what to do with him.

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