Ex-cop kills self over severe illness

October 14, 2018

BIÑAN City, Laguna -- A 70-year-old former police officer who was suffering from multiple organ failure shot himself and died while being rushed to a hospital Friday morning.

Chief Insp. J.A. Estrada said Lamberto Enriquez, of Bgy. San Francisco (Halang), Biñan City, sustained a a gunshot wound in the chest.

Chief Insp. Estrada Enriquez was told the victim made an earlier suicide attempt by swallowing 50 different tablets of medicine but survived.

The victim -- who was suferring from heart enlargement, emphysema, prostate cancer, diabetes and hypertension since 2016 -- was found by his son sitting on a monobloc chair with a bullet wound in the chest.