While PAO findings on the Carl Arnaiz death says that he was not killed by a shootout with cops, his victim spoke to the Philippine Star defending the cops.
Here’s what taxi driver Marleo Bagcal had to say regarding the UP student who was allegedly killed by police during a shootout, off all places, in Caloocan City.
“Ako po ang taxi driver ng R & A Taxi na noholdap sa Caloocan Dagat-dagatan. Ito yung pasahero na pick-up ko sa Navotas. Magpapahatid sya ng 5th Avenue. Pagdating namin ng 5th Avenue, malikot na ang uo nya. Tingin-tingin…siguro wala ng tao. Tapos di, nung makita nya walang tao, yun na yun. Deklara na ng hold-up. Ayon pinukpok nya ako ng baril Sir. (Taxi driver showing his wound from the incident to the policeman).”
When asked about the weapon used by the holdupper, the taxi driver replied, “38.”
When asked to clarify where he was hit, the taxi driver said he was struck with the gun (motioning his hand to demonstrate how the suspect hit him) not fired upon by the holdupper.
The taxi driver said he was only struck with the gun after his wallet was taken by the holdupper.
The taxi driver shyly told the police his wallet contained only P450.
After taking away his wallet, the taxi driver said the suspect disembarked from the taxi and scampered towards the direction of Navotas.
Just in time, Caloocan policemen on patrol arrived. He asked the police where was the nearest police station to report he was robbed.
The Caloocan police told the taxi driver they were policemen and they pursued the suspect on board their motorcycles.
The taxi driver said that he had heard the robbery suspect was spotted 150 meters from where he was robbed and a shootout ensued after the suspect fired upon at the pursuing policemen.
When sought for clarification if he had an inkling if he was about to get rob based on behavior of the suspect, the taxi driver answered in the negative. He said the suspect looked like a good guy.
He clarified that it was when they reached 5th Avenue that the suspect acted strangely.
In the end, he thanked the policemen who neutralized the suspect because that means, another criminal has been taken out of the streets, making our streets safer for the public especially those commuting at night.
Video courtesy of the Philippine Star below.
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Taxi driver talks to Philippine Star about the robbery incident involving UP student Carl Arnaiz