Philippine National Police (PNP) chief, Gen. Guillermo Eleazar on Tuesday ordered the filing of appropriate criminal and administrative charges against a police officer who shot dead a 52-year-old woman in Quezon City while allegedly under the influence of liquor on Monday night.
“I have already given instructions to our QCPD (Quezon City Police District) director to file murder charges as all evidence needed for that case is already present. I have directed already our IAS chief, Atty. Alfegar Triambulo and his deputy, Maj. Gen. Gerry Galvan, for the immediate investigation and filing of an appropriate administrative case so that this policeman who has brought shame to our organization will be removed from the service,” Eleazar said in an online press conference.
The suspect was identified as Master Sgt. Hensie Zinampan, 42, and assigned to the PNP Police Security and Protection Group.
Eleazar also condoled with the family of victim Lilibeth Valdez, adding that they are doing everything to rid the police force of misfits and scalawags.
Initial investigation indicated that the suspect and the victim’s son had a fistfight last May 1, where the cop issued a threat after the incident.
Zinampan confronted the victim who was then outside her house along Sitio Ruby Street, Barangay Greater Fairview, Quezon City at around 9:30 p.m.
In a video that went viral on social media, the suspect grabbed the victim by the hair and shot her at close range.
Responding police officers from the QCPD immediately arrested and disarmed the suspect.