Woman fighting off intruder shot dead

October 26, 2018

A jobless woman was shot dead when she tried to fight off a lone gunman who barged into her house early yesterday morning in Caloocan City.

Jazmin Ashley Diaz, 21, of Phase 7B, Block 16, Lot 13, Bgy. 176, Bagong Silang, was rushed to Dr. Jose N. Rodriguez Memorial Hospital but was declared dead on arrival by an attending physician due to a bullet wound in the chest while the unidentified assailant, wearing face mask, about 20-25 years old, blonde hair, immediately fled after the killing.

A report received by Northern Police District (NPD) Deputy District Director for Administration Senior Supt. Ariel Arcinas said that earlier, the victim, together with her friends and neighbors, were having a drinking session at the rooftop of her house when the suspect, armed with unknown caliber of firearm, suddenly appeared at around 2:45 a.m. and ordered them to lie facedown on the floor.

Witness Javiegar Jackson told police that the victim, who was already under the influence of liquor, confronted the suspect and even hit the latter with her slippers, prompting the gunman to shoot her once in the chest.

Elements of Police Community Precinct (PCP) 3 immediately conducted a follow-up operation upon learning of the incident but they failed to identify and arrest the suspect.

Caloocan police homicide investigators are still determining the motive behind the incident.