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.
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.
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