Cop who killed bus robber eyed for promotion

Posted at | Updated as of 02/04/14 7:59 AM

MANILA – The Northern Police District (NPD) recommended the promotion of a cop who shot dead a suspected robber inside a bus along EDSA-Sitio San Roque in Quezon City on Sunday.

PO1 Christian Santos of Malabon City Police Station was in the bus with his family when two robbers declared a holdup.

Santos shot one of the suspects who was about to stab a woman passenger.

The suspect, Liberato Magno, died after sustaining a bullet wound in his stomach. His companion was able to escape.

None of the passengers were hurt.

"Nung uundayan na niya ng saksak 'yung babae, dun ko na naisip na barilin na lang kaysa naman masaktan niya yung pasahero," Santos said.

PO1 Santos is from a family of policemen. His father is a retired police officer - report from News+