A police officer survived an alleged suicide attempt inside a hospital in Tagbilaran City where he was confined, authorities said.
Based on the police’s initial probe, 26-year-old cop Mark (not his real name) shot himself in the side of her chest inside her room at the Tagbilaran Community Hospital at past 2 p.m. on Wednesday.
Mark, who is assigned in Talibon, had been confined at the hospital for “delusional disorder” since January 5.
The man’s girlfriend who is also a cop had been keeping him company but had to go to the restroom.
He claimed that upon returning he saw Mark with a pistol in hand which hethen used to shoot himself.
He told authorities that he hid Mark’s service firearm when he went out.
Mark was transferred to the Governor Celestino Gallares Memorial Hospital in Tagbilaran City for treatment of his gunshot wound.
He was in stable condition.
Meanwhile, police investigators have taken the service pistols of Maria and his girlfriend which were both found inside the room following the incident for further examination. (JL, WM)