Construction worker shot dead by policeman after mistakenly identified as robber

Construction worker shot dead by policeman after mistakenly identified as robber

- A construction worker was shot dead by a policeman after the latter mistook him for a robber

- The policeman was pursuing a suspect in a robbery-holdup case and the construction worker's description reportedly fit the construction worker

- The police mistook him as the one who robbed and stabbed the owners of a computer shop in a subdivision in Brgy. San Matias in Pampanga

- The victim was celebrating the 7th birthday of his daughter and helped in bringing a drunk uncle home at the time he was shot

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A 29-year-old construction worker in Sta. Rita town in Pampanga was shot dead by a policeman after he was mistaken as a robber of a computer shop.

Federico Pineda was shot by Cpl. Eframe Ramirez, and as per Inquirer's report, the latter was already under restrictive custody and his issued firearm was already surrendered.

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Construction worker shot dead by policeman after mistakenly identified as robber
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GMA News reported that the victim came from the celebration of his daughter's 7th birthday, and accordingly, when police tried to stop him, he did not heed the warning but sauntered off.

Later, the real suspect, Joven Basera, was arrested and the amount of P6,000 was retrieved from him.

Police Capt. Renemer James Pornia said that during the dragnet operation, the victim came up and the description of the suspect matched him, and when he was flagged down, he did not stop and thereafter a chase ensued.

ABS-CBN reported that Pornia said that the shot was accidental.

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Issues have hounded the Philippine National Police (PNP). Before the Gregorio issue, many stories concerning "police brutality" have made rounds online. A case in point was that of Corporal Winston Ragos.

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The Philippine Army Chief already ordered the launch of an investigation on the death of Corporal Winston Ragos who, with his arms up in the air, and upon bringing it down was shot by policemen at a checkpoint. His sling bag did not contain any gun or any weapon, as per the statement of his relative. The PA, on the other hand, as per its statement, also mentioned that the wounds of a soldier are not merely physical but also mental.

An incident in Quiapo Church also caught the attention of social media users. Two police officers took away the protest materials while the mass was ongoing.

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