The Manila Police District (MPD) announced on Saturday, Sept. 16, the arrest of a man tagged in the death of his seven-year-old daughter last month in Tondo, Manila.
Carlo Danni Lloren, 32, was arrested by members of Don Bosco Police Community Precinct (PCP) on Thursday night, Sept. 14, in Tondo.
Police said the suspect was supposed to be arrested only for violation of the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Law in relation to the Omnibus Election Code.
According to the police report, the law enforcers were conducting a foot patrol along Pacheco Street in Barangay 116 in Tondo around 6:45 p.m. when they noticed the suspect walking with a gun tucked in his waistline.
They approached the suspect and asked him about the gun but he became apprehensive, prompting the police officers to quickly hold the firearm.
The suspect resisted by shoving the officer's hands and ran away.
The arresting officers collared him after a short chase. He was later identified as the father accused of killing his daughter.
Confiscated from him was a .38-caliber revolver.
The suspect is now under police custody for resisting arrest and violation of the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Law in relation to the Omnibus Election Code.
The confiscated firearm will be subjected to verification and examination.
According to the police report, the girl was beat up by the suspect on August 18. Four days after, she was rushed to the hospital where she died on August 26.
During an interview over DZRH on Saturday, MPD chief Brig. Gen. Andre Dizon said the result of the autopsy conducted on the girl shows that she died due to respiratory failure and physical injuries.
Dizon said that the child's mother will not pursue a case against the suspect.
However, the MPD will file a parricide case against the suspect on Sept. 18, Dizon said.