MANILA – Philippine National Police (PNP) chief, Gen. Guillermo Eleazar on Tuesday, directed the Police Regional Office-8 (Eastern Visayas) to look into an alleged indiscriminate firing involving a policeman who confronted a woman in Balangiga, Eastern Samar.
In a statement, Eleazar said Cpl. Alexander Salazar will face administrative charges once it is proven that he used his service firearm to threaten a civilian.
Salazar, who is assigned to the Hernani Municipal Police Station in Eastern Samar, is detained at the Balangiga lockup cell pending the filing of criminal charges.
Initial reports said Salazar confronted around 2 p.m. Sunday Abby Abrogar in Barangay 01, which the policeman allegedly fired his service caliber-9 mm Beretta to threaten her.
No one was hurt in the incident. (PNA)