Cop shoots human rights investigator

A police officer allegedly shot a Commission on Human Rights investigator and his wife when they tried to rescue their son who was killed.

A report on The Philippine Star identified the victims as Raul and Cecilia Quiboyen and the fatality as Carlo, who died on the scene following a quarrel with the cop Monday night.

The couple was brought to a hospital after sustaining gunshot wounds.

The suspect, Police Officer 2 Jerry Leonardo Jaud, reportedly surrendered to his superiors after the incident took place in Barangay Sta. Catalina, Zamboanga City around 7:30 p.m. on April 13.

Results of the investigation showed that a quarrel occured between Quiboyen and PO2 Jaud when the latter arrived home from work. The cop went to his house then returned with a caliber .45 pistol and shot the victim dead.

Quiboyen's parents were also shot when they rushed to his rescue, the report said.

Investigators reportedly recovered 7 caliber .45 pistol bullet shells at the crime scene.

Claiming he only acted on self-defense, PO2 Jaud admitted that he and Quiboyen have a standing grudge that stemmed from a human rights case being handled by the victim's father.