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2 dead in QC shootout

  • Written by Melnie Ragasa-Jimena With Jeremiah Sevilla & Joviland Rita
  • Published in Metro
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TWO men on board a tricycle were killed after they tried to avoid a checkpoint set up by the Quezon City Police District yesterday morning in Bgy. Sto. Domingo.

Acting QCPD director Senior Supt. Guillermo Lorenzo T. Eleazar said operatives of QCPD Station 1 were conducting a checkpoint at around 1:10 a.m. on Sto. Domingo St. corner NS Amoranto St., Bgy. Sto. Domingo, when they spotted a tricycle with two male riders.
   
The suspects, upon seeing the checkpoint, immediately turned back and sped towards Quezon Avenue.
   
Members of a Tactical Motorized Rider (TMR) team chased the tricycle for verification, but instead of pulling over, the passenger fired at the policemen, triggering a firefight, resulting in the death of the suspects.
   
Police confiscated a cal. .38 revolver loaded with six rounds, a cal. .38 revolver loaded with four rounds and a fired cartridge case, six fired cartridge cases for cal. 9mm, a plastic bag with undetermined amount of marijuana and four plastic sachets of shabu from the suspects.
   
They are still determining the identities of the slain suspects.
   
Meanwhile, police conducted Oplan Galugad in Bgy. Bahay Toro and arrested six drug suspects, who yielded shabu and firearms, including an Ingram machine pistol.
   
The suspects, who are now detained at QCPD Station 3, were identified as Dexter Fabro Lacandaso, 19, Jay Ace Buenabe Diego, 32, Eduardo Binigay Espiritu Santo, 59, Enrique Binigay Caelmarie, 34, Robert Elibito Inoc, 37, and Janeth Leal Antonio, 37.
   
The suspects yielded 10 plastic sachets of suspected shabu, two tooters, an aluminum foil strip, two cal. .38 revolvers, an Ingram machine pistol, one hand grenade, seven cellphones, three long bolos, eight rounds for cal. .38 revolver, 35 bullets for Magnum .22, two magazines and 41 bullets and two empty shells for 9mm.
   
Charges of violation of RA 9165 and RA 1059 were filed against the suspects.