Edwin Arrigo

Name: Edwin Arrigo (also called Edwin Armigo or Erwin Arnigo).
Died: May 23, 2021.
Age at death: 18.
Cause of death: Police shooting.
Location: Valenzuela City, Phillippines.

Details:
Edwin was known in his village as a helpful child who would do anything for anyone without asking for anything in return.

Edwin lived near an illegal cock-fighting ring. He was shot by police, but the story the police tell, and the story his family tells, are different.

The police say he was at the cock-fight, and they shot him because he tried to grab one of their guns. But Edwin’s family says that he was nowhere near the illegal cock-fight, and the police dragged him there so that they could justify having shot him during their break-up of the cock-fighting ring. The family says they have witnesses who can corroborate their story, and who say they saw the police grab Edwin in a bear hug, shoot him at close range, and drag him away.

The police officers involved have been fired. An investigation is underway.

References:
No ‘agawan ng baril:’ Witness claims death of teen in Valenzuela ‘accidental’
NBI to probe death of man with autism killed in Valenzuela police raid
Four Police Officers Relieved After Filipino Teen Shot Dead During Raid
CHR to probe death of ‘autistic’ teenager in police operation in Valenzuela City

Kaycee Oabel

Photo of young Filipino girl, looking at the camera with a solemn expression.Name: Kaycee S. Oabel.
Died: February 22, 2020.
Age at death: 10.
Cause of death: Murder (Rape/Murder).
Location: Tayabas, Quezon, Philippines.

Details:
Kaycee was a 5th-grade student.

Kaycee went missing and was found dead two days later in the woods nearby; she had been raped and murdered. A suspect, with whom she had been seen hours before her disappearance, was shot by police while they were attempting to arrest him. Police said that the suspect had been holding a grenade.

References:
Monster raped and murdered girl, 10, with special needs in sickening crime
Autistic girl’s rape-slayer shot dead by cops in Quezon town
‘PWDs more prone to abuse’: Suspect in rape-killing of special needs girl in Quezon killed