The man suspected of raping and murdering a beauty pageant contestant from Samal was shot in the top whereas trying to flee custody yesterday (Monday, July 25).
Police say Elvin Juna was killed after he tried to seize the gun of a police officer. He was being taken to hospital at four.30am after he had complained of abdomen pains.
They additionally declare that the 20-year-old had been in a position to launch his handcuffs utilizing a size of wire earlier than his escape try.
Juna was accused of the rape and murder of 19-year-old Kimberley Autida final week. Her physique was discovered in a carabao puddle close to her residence in Adecor village on Wednesday afternoon.
Kimberley completed fourth runner-up in the Binibining Igacos beauty pageant final yr.
Juna, a drug person who had beforehand surrendered below the “Oplan Tokhang” scheme, confessed to the crime after his jacket was discovered on the scene.
Initial investigations recommended that Juna attacked the Community Development scholar after she rebuffed his romantic advances.
Speaking to the Inquirer, Samal police chief Asumen described how Juna complained of stomach pains on Sunday night time and requested to be taken to hospital.
“Actually, he had been complaining of abdomen ache since 9pm on Sunday however because it was already late, our obligation custodian requested him if he may wait and endure the ache till the morning.
“But when he started to make noises inside his cell at 4am, his custodian decided to bring him to the nearest hospital.”
He then stated that Juna, whereas helped by two policemen to a board a car, freed his handcuffs and made a seize for one of the officer’s gun.
“He attempted to run away but was shot by the other police escort. He died while being taken to a hospital,” Asumen stated, including the suspect was hit in the top.
He added that the policemen concerned in the capturing had been being investigated.