If you watch the news regularly, you’ll know that accidents can happen literally everywhere. In spite of the Philippine government‘s constant attempts to sanction criminality, criminals are getting out of control now more than ever. Fortunately, PO1 Gester Versosa was able to get away from a fearful incident safely—thanks to his undeniably quick thinking and self-defense reflexes.
Yesterday, February 24, GMA News reported that a man who rushed a certain motorcycle rider. Out of nowhere, the former stabbed the latter with a Swiss knife on the right part of his chest. Injured, the victim left his ride to escape from the suspect.
The suspect, identified as Lee, wasn’t deterred. He continued to pursue his injured victim, possibly with the aim to kill him. In CCTV footage taken from the streets of Barangay 441, Zone 44 in Sampaloc, a woman—later identified as the attacker’s mother—could be seen following in the two’s footsteps.
Then, the police officer from Manila Police District 7 (MPD) instinctively drew his firearm in self-defense. Sure enough, he immediately aimed the pistol at his attacker and shot him on the spot. The latter was later rushed to the hospital but to no avail.
Further investigation claims that Gester was on his way from work when he was suddenly stabbed. He was quoted as saying:
“Nung sinaksak po ako, ‘di ko na po talaga alam. Tapos tumakbo na nga po ako. Wala po akong intensyon na ano… hinabol po ako kaya no choice na po talaga ako nun.”
An honest officer, Gester reported to the police at once and willingly surrendered his service firearm. According to him, he has no idea who his attacker was. PO3 Dindo Encina from Sampaloc Police Station stated:
“Voluntary naman siyang nagsabi sa mga kapulisan natin na… nagpakilala siyang pulis kasi nga may nabaril siya, gawa nang siya’y sinaksak.”
During the interview, the victim had a message to say to Lee’s family.
“Sana po maunawaan niyo po yung side ko na, ako po yung nasa bingit ng kamatayan. Wala na po akong maisip na paraan. Ang ano ko po, naisip ko po, pamilya ko talaga.”
A probe from the MPD Homicide Section is currently underway.
You can watch the CCTV footage here.
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Posted by GMA News on Saturday, February 24, 2018
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