Lim defends cop in 'agaw baril' incident

By Jeff Canoy, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Sep 10 2012 03:19 PM | Updated as of Sep 10 2012 11:19 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim on Monday defended Station 1 commander P/Supt. Alexander Navarrete for killing a robbery hold-up suspect last week inside the station after the suspect allegedly grabbed at a policeman's firearm.

Lim said every policeman has a right to defend himself or his colleague during times when their lives are threatened.

Earlier reports said suspect Michael Dadula allegedly grabbed at the gun of PO3 Marianito Navida inside the Manila Police District Station 1 last Wednesday.

Navarrete then shot at the suspect, killing him.

The Commission on Human Rights is now conducting a probe on the incident.