Quezon City Police District files charges against officer who shot Winston Ragos

Quezon City Police District files charges against officer who shot Winston Ragos

- The Quezon City Police District filed a homicide complaint against the police officer who gunned down Winston Ragos

- Ragos was a former soldier, a Marawi veteran, who suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder

- As per the police officer, he thought that Ragos was pulling a gun from his sling bag

- Witnesses said that they kept on shouting that Ragos was not mentally well while the policemen were circling around him

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The Quezon City Police District revealed that it has filed a complaint for homicide against Police Master Sergeant Daniel Florendo, for shooting Corporal Winston Ragos at a checkpoint in Fairview, Quezon City.

KAMI learned that the complaint was filed by QCPD at the Prosecutor's Office of Quezon City for online inquest proceedings.

The incident transpired on April 21, at around 2:30 p.m., when Ragos was allegedly violating the enhanced community quarantine rules.

As per CNN, the Philippine Army and the Philippine National Police are conducting separate investigations on the matter.

Rappler stated that the mother of 34-year-old Ragos said that her son was suffering from post-traumatic-stress-disorder or PTSD. She also sent a message to President Duterte saying that coronavirus was the enemy and not her son.

As per ABS-CBN, the Philippine Army's statement highlighted that the wounds of a soldier were not merely physical but also mental, brought about by the ills of war.

Quezon City Police District files homicide cmplaint against officer who shot Winston Ragos

Quezon City Police District files homicide cmplaint against officer who shot Winston Ragos
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In a previous report by KAMI, the Philippine Army Chief already ordered the launch of an investigation on the death of Corporal Winston Ragos. As per their statement, they also mentioned that the wounds of a soldier are not merely physical but also mental.

The coronavirus outbreak started out in Wuhan, Hubei Province of China. Scientists believed that the virus came from an animal at one of Wuhan's wet markets. At present, the Philippines is under a state of calamity while the entire Luzon is under an enhanced community quarantine.

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