A SUSPECTED drug user stabbed a policeman to death in Lapu-Lapu City after the latter scolded him over his bad habit, triggering a heated argument between the two on Sunday night, a Police Regional Office 7 report said.
Suspect Angelito Malinao reportedly got mad at PO3 Alcistes Roxas, 40, member of the local Police Aviation Security Group, when the cop asked him to stop his illegal drug habit.
After their argument, the suspect reportedly went home and returned to Sitio Kulo in Bgy. Pajac, Lapu-Lapu City accompanied by his father Domingo to confront PO3 Roxas. At the height of their argument, the policeman punched the suspect’s father angering the latter who took a knife tucked in his waistline and repeatedly stabbed the victim several times in the body.
PO3 Roxas died while being taken to a local hospital while responding policemen arrested the two suspects who are now facing charges for murder and direct assault, said PRO7 director Chief Supt. Debold M. Sinas.