A trigger-happy member of the Bacoor Municipal Police Station in Bacoor, Cavite who fired his gun and wounded two teenagers in Parañaque City on Good Friday was arrested, Police Regional Office 4-A director Chief Supt. Gil C. Meneses said yesterday.
SPO2 Manny Paneda was placed under the custody of his superiors and brought to the Parañaque City Police Station for appropriate action Sunday, said Meneses.
Paneda reportedly fired his gun indiscriminately in front of his house at the Lorenzana Compound in Bgy. San Dionisio while under the influence of liquor. One of the bullets hit the leg of Ryan Ken Naranja,16, and grazed the neck of Ryan Mayuga, 14. Both victims were walking inside the compound.
Shortly after learning of the incident, Philippine National Police chief Director General Raul M. Bacalzo ordered the immediate dismissal from the service of Paneda who will also be facing charges of alarm and scandal and serious physical injuries as weel as administrative charges.