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Man slain in gunfight

  • Written by Alfred P. Dalizon
  • Published in Provincial
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A STILL unidentified armed motorcycle-riding man was killed in an encounter with police in Doña Remedios Trinidad in Bulacan early morning yesterday, Bulacan Police Provincial Office director, Senior Superintendent Romeo M. Caramat Jr. said.

Caramat said the suspect,  armed with a caliber .38 revolver, exchanged fire with policemen about to accost him in Barangay Camachile around 2:30 a.m. yesterday and was killed in the process. No one was hurt on the side of the police.
Doña Remedios Trinidad Municipal Police Station commander Chief Inspector Isagani Santos said the firefight took place shortly after they received an information about the presence of a suspicious-looking man roaming in Bgy. Camachile on board a white motorcycle.
The official said that when officers who rushed to the scene accosted the motorcycle rider, he immediately fled, sparking a chase. While about to be cornered, the suspect fired shots at the lawmen, who returned fire killing him on the spot.
Apart from the loaded revolver, police also found two plastic sachets containing suspected shabu in one of the suspect’s pockets. His motorcycle was impounded by the police.