Manila policeman slain while smoking

A MANILA policeman died after he was stabbed Sunday night by a man from his neighborhood while he was smoking in front of his house in Gagalangin, Tondo, Manila.

Police Officer 3 Roberto Martin, 39, detailed with the Western Police District (WPD)-Detention Jail Section, died while being treated at the Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center from stab wounds in the left upper chest and stomach.

The suspect, identified only as “Oneng,” described to be in his late 30s, jobless and a resident of 2903 Benita Street, Gagalangin, Tondo, fled after the incident.

Senior Police Officer 2 William Gondranios said Martin was smoking outside his house at 2920 Clemente corner Hermosa streets in Gagalangin, when the suspect appeared and without provocation stabbed him at about 10:30 p.m.

The wounded policeman managed to rush himself to the Ospital ng Tondo for treatment. He was soon transferred to the JRMMC where he died.

Mer Layson, Correspondent

11/11/2003

Bron : Manila Times Internet Edition

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