TWO suspected members of the dreadaed vigilante group “Caloocan Death Squad” were killed in an encounter with lawmen Thursday night in Caloocan City.
Caloocan police chief Senior Supt. Johnson Almazan said that elements of Special Reaction Unit (SRU) were conducting patrol operation along Dagat-Dagatan Avenue when they received a call from one Rod Menina that two suspicious-looking men on board a motorcycle were roaming at the corner of San Luis and A. Mabini Streets at around 11:45 p.m.
The team, led by SPO1 Amorsolo Festejo Jr., immediately responded and while turning along C-3 Road, they chanced upon the riding-in-tandem suspects, both wearing bonnets and face masks that fitted the description mentioned by Menina.
Police tried to approach the suspects but the back rider allegedly drew his firearm and opened fire at the lawmen, prompting the latter to retaliate. After a short gunbattle, both suspects were killed instantaneously.
Homicide investigator PO3 Noel Bollosa described the slain driver of motorcycle as about 35 to 40 years old, wearing black jacket ang black jogging pants with visible tattoos in his body while the back rider was about 30 to 35 years old, 5’4” in height, wearing black jacket and short pants with tattoos in his body.
Police recovered from the slain suspects two cal. .45 pistols, a plastic sachet containing suspected shabu and a plastic sachet of dried marijuana leaves and tops. Also found inside the shoulder bag of the suspects were two pictures of unidentified persons and sketches of location of their suspected targets.