A policeman who tried to play peacemaker between two colleagues in a shootout inside a police precinct in Quezon City, has died, according to radio reports.
The victim was identified as Senior Police Officer 1 Arnel Fortez who died at the Quirino Memorial Medical Center at about 1 a.m., Thursday, March 17.
He was seriously wounded after he sustained a gunshot wound in the neck during the incident on Wednesday, March 15.
Still under observation at a hospital in Marikina City is Police Officer 2 DJ Valdez, one of two involved in the shootout.
The other policeman, one PO1 Ducusin, was hit in the arm.
Initial investigation showed that Valdez and Ducusin engaged in a shootout inside Quezon City Police District Station 12 in Eastwood, with Fortez trying to intervene. The reason for the dispute was not known.