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Police Officer Fatally Shoots Wife in Zamboanga City

Police Officer Shoots Wife

A police officer shoots and killed his wife during a heated altercation inside their home in Barangay San Jose Gusu, Zamboanga City. The tragic event unfolded on a Saturday morning, leaving the community in shock and mourning.

Details of the Incident

According to the report of Philstar, the suspect in this heart-wrenching case has been identified as Chief Master Sgt. Julius Santillan Ocariza, who is assigned to the Isabela City Police Office in Basilan province. The victim, his spouse, named Fredellen.

Reports from the Zamboanga City Police Office indicate that the incident began with a heated argument between the couple, during which they exchanged invectives. The altercation took a deadly turn when Chief Master Sgt. Ocariza allegedly used a pistol to fatally shoot his wife inside their residence, located in Block 3, Armor Village, Barangay San Jose Gusu.

The Escape and Surrender

Following the fatal shooting, Chief Master Sgt. Ocariza initially fled the scene, prompting a search for his whereabouts. However, within a short time, he surrendered to members of the Curuan Police Station 2, a unit under the Zamboanga City Police Office. He is currently in custody and detained in a facility under the Zamboanga CPO.

Residents in the vicinity confirmed the tragic incident, recounting that they had heard the couple engaged in a heated argument, which escalated into shouting matches. The terrifying incident ultimately culminated in gunshots that reverberated through the neighborhood.

Local villagers attempted to prevent Chief Master Sgt. Ocariza from escaping, but they withdrew their efforts when they realized that he armed with a pistol, his finger poised on the trigger.

This devastating incident serves as a stark reminder of the tragic consequences that can arise from domestic disputes and conflicts. The loss of a life, especially at the hands of a law enforcement officer, is a grievous tragedy that leaves a lasting impact on the community. The suspect is now facing legal proceedings, and authorities will work to bring justice to the victim and her family.

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