MANILA, Philippines -- The suspect in the killing of a 12-year-old child in Quezon City was killed after being shot by police before dawn on Saturday.
Quezon City Police said they were on board the Station 3 police vehicle when 21-year-old suspect Roel Jabal suddenly tried to steal a gun from PO3 Roque Jeralde, who was driving the vehicle along Mindanao Avenue.
Police said they then had no choice but to shoot the suspect.
Jabal was arrested around midnight after stabbing and killing Percy Delos Santos in Cattleya St., Barangay Bahay Toro.
Investigation showed that Delos Santos was just walking along the street with a sibling when the suspect suddenly stabbed the child in the back with a kitchen knife.
Police suspects Jabal was under the influence of drugs at the time he committed the crime. -- Report from Dexter Ganibe, dzMM