A ROOKIE Metro Manila policeman shot and killed his colleague inside the National Capital Region Police Office headquarters in Camp Bagong Diwa in Bicutan, Taguig City early yesterday morning.
Investigators said the murder was triggered by the suspect’s suspicion that the victim was having an affair with his wife, who also happened to be a police officer.
Police Officer 1 Carlos Alberto Aljama,31, angrily confronted PO1 Mark Carlo Pasamba, a 29-year-old member of the 4th Mobile Force Company of the NCRPO Regional Mobile Force Battalion, near the NCRPO Tennis Court along 2nd Street of Camp Bagong Diwa around 8:35 a.m. before shooting the latter thrice in the upper torso.
PO1 Pasamba was taken to the Taguig Pateros District Hospital where efforts of attending physicians to revive him failed. Police said that the victim was unable to defend himself.
According to NCRPO chief Director Guillermo Lorenzo T. Eleazar, a witness identified as PO1 Loui Collisao, also a member of the NCRPO-RMFB, testified that he saw PO1 Aljama angrily confronting the victim and hurling invectives at the latter before shooting him.
Responding policemen arrested and disarmed the suspect and took him to the Taguig City Police Station where he will be facing criminal and administrative charges.
Eleazar said that during an interview, the suspect claimed that he shot the victim after learning that he was having an affair with his wife, a member of the NCRPO-RMFB who also has the rank of PO1.
“We are considering love triangle as the main motive behind the shooting incident,” Eleazar said.
With Edd Reyes