Philippine National Police chief Director General Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa left the general public and the media confused within the aftermath of the taking pictures incident at Resorts World Manila Friday (June 2) when he gave conflicting statements on how the gunman died.
Dela Rosa, who rushed to the scene after information of the assault broke out, intially stated if was the cops who killed the gunman.
“Napatay ito ng operating troops, sa fifth floor. Lumaban ito, nakipagbarilan, armado e,” he stated in an interview over GMA News’ “Unang Balita.”
“May dugo kanina doon sa baba kung saan nagkabulagaan sila pero ngayon patay na, sa 5th floor nakuha,” he added.
However, Dela Rosa later modified his assertion, saying the gunman dedicated suicide.
“The lone gunman is already neutralized. Patay na siya, nagsunog siya ng sarili sa loob ng hotel room 510. Patay na siya, sinunog niya sarili niya,” Dela Rosa informed reporters exterior the lodge in Pasay City.
He stated the gunman lined himself with a blanket earlier than pouring gasoline throughout his physique.
“Humiga siya sa bed, kinoveran ang sarili ng makapal na kumot. Apparently nagbuhos siya ng gasolina sa kumot, nagsindi sa sarili. Ayun, sunog siya,” he stated.
Authorities have but to launch the id of the gunman.
At least 35 folks have been killed within the incident.