PNP orders probe on death of massacre suspect while in police custody

PHILIPPINE National Police (PNP) chief, Director General Nicanor Bartolome has ordered an in-depth investigation on the death of Manila massacre suspect while he was in police custody last Thursday.

Bartolome directed Metro Manila Police chief, Director Leonardo Espina to conduct the probe on the death of Nestor Delizalde Jr., the barangay tanod tagged as suspect in the killing of three women in Sta. Cruz, Manila.

PNP spokesman, Chief Supt. Generoso Cerbo Jr., said that the PNP chief wants the real issue and circumstances behind the killing of Elizalde while he was in the custody of personnel of Manila Police District (MPD).

Delizalde was arrested by the police for the gruesome killing of Evelyn Tan, 40 and a bank executive, her mother, Teresa, 60 and their househelp, Cristina Partolay, 22, at their home on Yakal St., Sta. Cruz, Manila last Monday.

Police reports said that Delizalde along with several policemen from the MPD was on their way to the prosecutor’s office last Thursday on board a Toyota revo van (SFX-678) when died from a gunshot wound.

The reports said that Delizalde grabbed the service firearm of one of his police escort, PO3 Michael Pastor, causing a scuffle with the gun accidentally went off hitting the village watchman in the head,

Delizalde was then rushed by the policemen to the Mary and Child Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival by attending physicians, the reports said.

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