A wanted man died when he allegedly fought operatives of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group-Bacolod, who were to serve him arrest warrants in Purok Baybayon, Barangay Banago, Bacolod City, Tuesday afternoon.
Fritz Deosanta, 29, of the barangay, had pending warrants of arrest for murder and illegal gambling charges, Chief Master Sgt. Ramiro Gocotano, CIDG-Bacolod head, said yesterday.
CIDG operatives, armed with the warrants of arrest issued by Bacolod Regional Trial Court, Branch 53 Judge Eduardo Sayson for murder raps, and for violation of Presidential Decree 1602, issued by Municipal Trial Court in Cities Judge Francisco Pando, swooped down on the house of Deosanta.
Gocotano said when Deosanta sensed the presence of operatives, he fired his gun several times and ran towards the sea.
He said operatives fired several warning shots, but Deosanta did not heed them and hopped from one roof to another, until he landed on the house of the purok chairman.
An operative followed Deosanta and saw the suspect about to fire his gun at him, prompting the agent to shoot him, Gocotano said.
He said Deosanta, even when wounded, was able to walk and throw his gun, believed to be a revolver, into the sea.
Deosanta succumbed to a gunshot wound near the eyes, he said.
Scene of the Crime operatives processed the crime scene and recovered a black purse containing an empty plastic sachet, an improvised tooter, and an aluminum foil, police records show.
No civilian was hurt during the incident, Gocotano added.*
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