Drunk cop fires gun inside police station

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Drunk cop fires gun inside police station

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A police officer assigned in Batuan now faces administrative and criminal charges after firing his service firearm inside the police station at the Poblacion area while intoxicated Monday night.

Police Supt. Ricky Delelis, spokesperson of Bohol Police Provincial Office, identified the erring cop as PO2 Jovanne Unajan, who is now detained at the lock-up jail at Camp Dagohoy in Tagbilaran City.

Investigation showed that Unajan asked permission from his superior, Batuan Chief of Police Narciso Laruga, at noontime that he would be late in coming back after the lunch break as he had to go to Bilar.

Unajan returned drunk at around 8 p.m. and went straight to the second floor of the police station utilized for sleeping quarters where PO3 Jonathan Ancog was resting after conducting a checkpoint.

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Unajan pointed his cal. 45 service firearm at Ancog and uttered in dialect, “Do you want to live?”

Ancog asked Unajan what was it all about as he raised his hands.

The chief of police heard the commotion while inside his room and rushed to the quarters to check it.

He reprimanded Unajan, but instead of heeding, the latter fired his gun.

Laruga rushed back to his room to get his firearm.

Ancog found an opportunity to run to the third floor when Unajan turned his head to Laruga’s room when the chief of police had slammed the door behind him.

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When Unajan looked back, Ancog was no longer in sight, and thought the latter was hiding in a corner of the quarters and fired again.

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He later got an M16 rifle and strafed the area where he thought Ancog was hiding.

Still looking for Ancog, Unajan went out of the police station and headed to a house and opened fire again, causing commotion.

Other police officers called up Unajan’s wife to inform her about the incident.

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She came with their daughter from their house in the adjacent town of Carmen.

Just then Unajan calmed down and went home with his wife and daughter to Carmen.

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Teams from the BPPO in Camp Dagohoy and Carme Police Station arrived at Unajan’s residence to arrest him.

He was first detained at the lock-up jail at Carmen Police Station before he was brought to Camp Dagohoy in Tagbilaran City yesterday morning.

Further investigation found that Unajan had once been suspended from work in the past for an offense.

Delelis believed personal grudge prompted the incident.

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