Policeman wanted in Philippines murder
August 3, 2011
A policeman is wanted in connection with the murder of an 18 year old Norwegian man in the Filipino city of Quezon City, local sources have revealed.
The local police chief, George Regis, told newspaper The Philippine Daily Inquirer that a named policeman “must come forward” following the shooting of Norwegian Mikael Troy Johansen Rasay early on Sunday morning. A local journalist had told Norwegian TV station TV2 that it was believed that Johansen Rasay had intervened to stop a fight between a woman and a man before he was shot, where the man who had been fighting the woman then attacked the Norwegian before being led away by bouncers at the club. The Norwegian was shot three times just minutes later.
Reports by newspaper Aftenposten suggest that a number of witnesses have apparently reported the policeman’s identity after seeing him commit the shooting at a bar in the center of Quezon City. The policeman has not come home or gone into work since the incident. His name was easily identified as he had been at a nearby bar earlier in the night where he had written his name while depositing a weapon with a security guard. A police spokesperson also told The Philippine Daily Inquirer that the wanted policeman “can expect to be charged for murder.”
A wake for Johansen Rasay was held on Tuesday evening in the town of Tanza, south of Quezon City and the Filipino capital, Manila. Johansen Rasay had recently lived in Oslo, although he had spent much of his childhood in North Norway. His mother is from North Norway and his father is Filipino.
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