August 18, 2022

ILOILO CITY – A 30-year-old policeman died after he accidentally shot himself with his wife’s gun in Jaro, this city, Friday, July 22.

POLICE Corporal Paul Eric Uyaco. (Photo courtesy of Jessie Labiste Jr.)
The victim was identified as Police Corporal Paul Eric Uyaco, assigned to the San Miguel, Iloilo police station.

“He allegedly was killed while checking a firearm at home,” said Police Capt. Eduardo Siacon, chief of the Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO)-Jaro district.

The gun that killed Uyaco was owned by his 32-year-old wife, Police Corporal Louise Kate Uyaco, assigned to the Iloilo City Mobile Force Company.

Initial investigation showed that Mrs. Uyaco told Paul Eric that her gun was malfunctioning at past 7 a.m. Mr. Uyaco went to the third of their house to check the gun.

His wife heard a gunshot on the third floor while preparing breakfast. She went upstairs and saw her husband with a bullet wound in the right temple.

Paul Eric was taken to a hospital where he died two hours later.

“We are still investigating and awaiting for results,” Siacon said Saturday, July 23.

Mrs. Uyaco underwent a paraffin test since she is also a policeman.

ILOILO CITY – A 30-year-old policeman died after he accidentally shot himself with his wife’s gun in Jaro, this city, Friday, July 22.

POLICE Corporal Paul Eric Uyaco. (Photo courtesy of Jessie Labiste Jr.)

The victim was identified as Police Corporal Paul Eric Uyaco, assigned to the San Miguel, Iloilo police station.

“He allegedly was killed while checking a firearm at home,” said Police Capt. Eduardo Siacon, chief of the Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO)-Jaro district.

The gun that killed Uyaco was owned by his 32-year-old wife, Police Corporal Louise Kate Uyaco, assigned to the Iloilo City Mobile Force Company.

Initial investigation showed that Mrs. Uyaco told Paul Eric that her gun was malfunctioning at past 7 a.m. Mr. Uyaco went to the third of their house to check the gun.

His wife heard a gunshot on the third floor while preparing breakfast. She went upstairs and saw her husband with a bullet wound in the right temple.

Paul Eric was taken to a hospital where he died two hours later.

“We are still investigating and awaiting for results,” Siacon said Saturday, July 23.

Mrs. Uyaco underwent a paraffin test since she is also a policeman.

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