Apparently fed up with his maltreatment, an 8-year-old boy shot his own father dead inside their home in Sitio Manluy-a, Brgy. San Jose, Sipalay City, Negros Occidental, Wednesday night.
The victim identified as Jessy Obas, 39, succumbed to three gunshot wounds in the chest, the police said yesterday.
Before the shooting incident, the victim, who was under the influence of liquor, physically manhandled his 8-year-old son, in the presence of two other siblings, while scolding him, Lt. Col. Necerato Sabando, officer-in-charge of the Sipalay City Police Station, said.
Sabando added that the 8-year-old suspect, whose identity has been withheld, took the .38 caliber revolver of his father, and shot him three times in the chest, causing his death.
The minor suspect is now under the custody of the Department of Social Welfare and Development in Sipalay City.
Police investigation showed that the victim, who is jobless, reportedly maltreated his three children when he was under the influence of liquor.
Worse, Obas had also taught his children how to use a gun, the police said.
The suspect is the youngest among the three siblings. Their mother is working in Manila.*
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