A bolo-wielding man who went amok and choked his live-in partner was shot dead by police officers in Panglao at 11 p.m. on Sunday.
Suspect Charlie Damiar, a 40-year-old resident of Barangay Libaong, Panglao, died on the spot after he was shot multiple times by police as he allegedly resisted arrest.
According to PO2 Renante Foculan of the Panglao Police Station, they received a domestic violence report from Damiar’s live-in partner, Florencia Aranaydo, 30, at 10:45 p.m.
Damiar allegedly choked and covered Aranaydo’s face with cloth prompting authorities to dispatch eight police officers of the Panglao Tourist Police to the scene.
However, Damiar continued to terrorize people in the area wavering his bolo despite authorities’ efforts to pacify him, said Foculan.
This prompted PO1 Chito Galua to sneak up behind the suspect and try to take the bolo from the suspect leading to a tussle between the two.
Amid the struggle, Damiar used Galua’s gun to shoot at other policemen after the firearm reportedly fell off and was snatched by the suspect.
This led police to shoot back and hit Damiar six times in various parts of his body, said Foculan.
None of the police officers were hit or injured during the incident. (Allen Doydora)