Sacked cop kills wife, 2 kids and then himself

A policeman who was dismissed from service killed his wife and two children before committing suicide early on Sunday at their residence in the village of Valladolid, Carcar City in southern Cebu.

The ex-cop, identified as Joel Lopez, was found dead near the door of their bedroom with a gunshot wound in the mouth, according to village chief Celso Apura in an interview over radio station dyLA.

His wife, a school teacher, and their two children - a teenage girl and a young boy - lay dead on the bed, he added.

Each had a gunshot wound in the head, Apura said.