Initial police reports said Christian Angelo Manhilot, the actor’s son with his first wife, shot himself in the head with a .45 pistol inside their home along Yakal Street, Tivoli Royale subdivision in Barangay Batasan Hills around 6:18 a.m.
Superintendent Chris Mendoza, commander of the Batasan Police Station, said police investigators could not immediately conclude that it was suicide.
“Puwede nating sabihing suicide pero we will investigate deeper para malaman kung ano ang pangyayari (We can say that it’s suicide, but we will investigate deeper to determine what really happened),” Mendoza said.
The police commander said Manhilot was rushed to Malvar Hospital in Quezon City and was declared dead at 6:40 a.m.. The boy died of a single gunshot wound in the head.