Police shoots self while doing demo

By Nico Delfin, ABS-CBN Regional Network Group

Posted at Oct 29 2012 04:54 PM | Updated as of Oct 30 2012 12:54 AM

NEGROS OCCIDENTAL -- A police instructor accidentaly fired his own gun, shooting himself in the head, while demonstrating to police students how to dismantle a .45 calibre pistol in Negros Occidental on Saturday morning.

SPO1 Noel Paderan accidentaly shot himself in the face while doing his lecture at Camp Aniceto Lacson of the 6th Regional Public Safety Battalion (RPSB) in Victorias City.

Paderan was immediately brought to the hospital after the incident and is now in stable condition.

Paderan is the tactical instructor of more than 400 RPSB troopers who are now training for their upcoming annual Operational Readiness Security Inspection Test and Evaluation.

His superiors in the camp said they could not figure out how the accident happened since Paderan was an experienced policeman and has been teaching gun safety for a long time already.