Cop in viral video to face charges after shooting man in Laguna

Fay Virrey, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 18 2016 06:04 PM

MANILA -- The police officer in the viral video of a shooting incident against a man who reportedly went amok in San Pedro City, Laguna last Friday, is set to face charges.

A special investigation task group has been created to investigate a certain PO3 Dizon, one of the investigators of Biñan City Police who responded during Sharief Amatonding's amuck in a bank in San Pedro City.

A video uploaded on the "Madam Claudia" Facebook page showed a cop who held another man by the collar. The cop was later seen firing at the man.

As of posting time, the video has been viewed over 642,435 times.


According to Superintendent Depositar, chief of police of San Pedro City, Dizon said that during the incident, he felt that there was imminent danger because Amatonding was causing a scene inside and even outside the bank.

Depositar added that because of the video uploaded online, the investigation group decided that necessary charges shall be filed against the policeman who fired at Amatonding.

The San Pedro City Police assured the public that the investigation will be fair, especially since the mandate is clear that they are not going to condone any form of violation to human rights.

Dizon will be transferred to the custody of the San Pedro City PNP on Sunday but the appropriate charges will be filed against him on Monday morning.