- Title: Police identify lone gunman in Manila casino attack
- Date: 4th June 2017
- Summary: MANILA, PHILIPPINES (JUNE 4, 2017) (REUTERS) **** WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY **** VARIOUS OF MEN PUSHING WIFE OF GUNMAN, JEN CARLOS, ON WHEELCHAIR TO NEWS BRIEFING PHILIPPINE CAPITAL REGION POLICE CHIEF OSCAR ALBAYALDE SPEAKING TO JEN CARLOS ALBAYALDE PRESENTING GUNMAN'S PARENTS AND WITNESS JOURNALIST ASKING QUESTION (SOUNDBITE) (English) PHILIPPINE CAPITAL REGION POLICE CHIEF, OSCAR ALBAYALDE, SAYING: "After thorough review of details, photos, cctv, the family confirmed the identity of the perpetrator to be Mr. Jessie Carlos, Filipino, 42 years old, separated and a former employee of the Department of Finance." ALBAYALDE SPEAKING ALBAYALDE PRESENTING STILL IMAGE OF GUNMAN JESSIE CARLOS PHOTOGRAPHERS TAKING PICTURES ALBALYALDE SPEAKING (SOUNDBITE) (Filipino) MOTHER OF GUNMAN, TEODORA CARLOS, SAYING: "We are asking everyone for forgiveness. I also cannot accept what happened to my son. My son is a kind person, that's why we want to apologize to everyone. I didn't want to speak but we were so disturbed about the condition of our son that he had to commit suicide instead of killing more people here. I think what happened to my son shows everyone not to get into gambling so that their families will not be ruined." TEODORA CARLOS SPEAKING WHILE CRYING/ FATHER OF GUNMAN FERDIE CARLOS BOWING HEAD TEODORA CARLOS STANDING UP AND LEAVING NEWS BRIEFING
- Embargoed: 18th June 2017 07:39
- Keywords: gambler in debt police identifies gunman Philippines police news conference identifies guman
- Location: MANILA, PHILIPPINES
- City: MANILA, PHILIPPINES
- Country: Philippines
- Topics: Crime/Law/Justice,Crime
- Reuters ID: LVA0016JV3D51
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- Story Text: Philippine police on Sunday (June 4) identified the gunman behind an attack on a casino that killed 36 people as a heavily indebted local man addicted to gambling, ruling out any involvement by Islamic militants.
The gunman was named as Jessie Javier Carlos, a 42-year old Filipino, who stormed the casino in Manila on Friday (June 2), setting gaming tables alight and killing dozens of people who suffocated in thick smoke. Islamic state claimed the attack, but officials insisted it was a botched robbery.
The father of three and a former government employee, killed himself in a hotel room after being shot and wounded by security officers, police said. He had a bank account with an outstanding debt of 4 million pesos ($81,000).
Carlos' parents both joined the Sunday's news conference and asked for forgiveness from the families of the victims.
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