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Carnap suspect killed


A carnapping suspect was shot and killed during the serving of an arrest warrant by the police in Brgy. Su-ay, Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental, Tuesday.

Carnapping suspect Melvin Hilado was shot by the police, after he pointed his gun at policemen, who tried to serve the arrest warrant to him, Chief Inspector Antonio Benitez, Himamaylan City police chief, said.

Hilado, 25, who succumbed to two gunshot wounds, was declared dead on arrival at the Gov. Valeriano Gatuslao District Memorial Hospital in Himamaylan City, Benitez, said in his report to the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office.

Himamaylan City police investigation showed that Hilado resisted and tried to flee. But he was intercepted by a policeman, who shouted at him to stop fleeing, after identifying himself as a police officer.

Instead of stopping, Hilado pointed a gun and tried to shoot the policeman, and that prompted another police officer to shoot him, the Himamaylan police investigation showed.

A .38 caliber revolver with three live ammunition was recovered by the police at the scene of incident.

Another carnapping suspect, identified as Ben Lee Hilado, elder brother of Melvin, was also apprehended by the police, by virtue an arrest warrant issued by Kabankalan Regional Trial Court Judge Rodney Magbanua, who recommended P300,000 bail for him and his younger brother.

While Ben Lee, 29, was being subjected to a bodily search,   PO2 Ian Roger Embarque recovered two sachets of suspected shabu and its paraphernalia, Benitez also said in his report to the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office.*GPB


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