BAGUIO CITY – A 26-year old policeman died after he allegedly accidentally shot himself while cleaning his service firearm inside their residence at Pinsao Proper, here, Tuesday evening.
Police authorities identified the victim as Jumieko Mangibong Potennec, married, 26, a PNP member presently assigned at the Baguio City Police Office (BCPO) Community Police Assistance Center 3 and a resident of Pinsao Proper, Baguio City.
Initial police investigation showed that the victim was cleaning his firearm while seated on a bench inside their residence when the said firearm accidentally fired off that hit him on his temple.
The victim was immediately rushed by his parents to the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center (BGHMC) for medical treatment but he was declared dead on arrival by attending physicians.
The victim reportedly sustained a lone gunshot wound on his temple that caused his instantaneous death.
The victim’s service firearm that was still loaded with 7 bullets was turned over by his family members to the responding police operatives for purposes of safekeeping and further investigation. By Dexter A. See