Kim Ramos
  • Sex: Male
  • Age: 23
  • Occupation: Construction worker
Incident Details
  • City of Incident: Marikina
  • Province of Incident: Metro Manila
  • Killed in police operation
Source(s)

Kim was shot dead by a policeman. He was running for help when the bullet hit the back of his head and pierced through his right eye.

On Saturday, October 5, Kim and his best friend Lauro Lagarde went out to eat after playing basketball. A man dressed in civilian clothes approached them and tried to get their names.

“May dumating na nakamotor, tinatanong mga pangalan namin, di man lang nagpapakilala kung sino, ‘Bakit po ninyo tinatanong pangalan namin?’ ‘Tigil-tigilan niyo na paggamit ng droga mga adik kayo’, ginanun kami bigla.”

Shocked, Lauro and Kim tried to let the incident go. When they decided to leave for their favorite restaurant nearby, they unexpectedly met the man who accused them of drug addiction.

“Nagtapat po kami sa intersection, ‘Kuya bakit mo kami sinabihan ng adik?’, noong sinabihan po siya ng ganun hinugutan niya kami ng baril… binaril niya po kami.”

Lauro escaped death but he was hit in the stomach. Unfortunately, Kim did not survive.

Kim Ramos and Lauro Lagarde

Kim’s family rushed to the crime scene. It was too late.

The policeman reported the incident to their station. He said he was pursued by 4 men allegedly after his gun and personal things. Police Colonel Restituto Arcangel, the chief of police of Marikina City, said their policeman only defended himself. “Nagpakilala siyang pulis pero inagawan siya ng baril… Si Kim may dalang caliber 38. Icoconfirm pa namin pero may mga naririnig na itong si Kim na involved sa holdapan.”

Kim’s family were heartbroken when they heard about the robbery and holdup allegations. Along with friends, neighbors and their local parish, they vouched for Kim’s and Lauro’s good conduct.

“Di po ako naniniwala na adik po. Simula pagkabata wala pong bisyo yun. Walang ginagawang masama yan bakit ganun wala silang bisyo. Si Jun Jun at si Kim sobrang bait po niyan. Kilala ko po yang dalawa na yan,” said Ian Avila.

“Sa mga kabataan sila nakakatulong namin sa church. Siya ang nagpapatawa sa amin. Sobrang nakakalungkot. May mga trabaho naman. Kakasweldo lang noong Sabado ni Kim. Napaka-imposible,” said Leonida Cabuang.

Lauro is still in the hospital undergoing treatment. He will be facing police charges upon his discharge from the hospital. Kim’s remains is at the basketball court where he and Lauro last played. The policeman is still on duty.