Cop dies after being shot outside home in Manila

Crime scene tape marks off the site where PO2 Joey Imperial was shot in Sampaloc, Manila. (photo by Gary de Leon, News5)

MANILA, Philippines — A policeman died in the hospital where he was rushed after he was shot by motorcycle-riding killers in front of his home in Sampaloc, Manila Tuesday morning, October 10.

Police Officer 2 Joey Imperial, 45, was reading a newspaper as he ate breakfast on Calabash Road, Sampaloc district when two men drove up on a motorcycle and opened fire.

The wounded Imperial rushed inside his house to get his gun but collapsed as the gunmen sped away, according to his brother-in-law Roman Cruz.

The policeman, who was hit in the heart and stomach, was declared dead around 8:30 a.m.

Imperial was undergoing retraining at the National Capital Region Police Office and was previously assigned to the Quezon City and Manila Police Districts.