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Man driving ‘stolen’ motorcycle slain in Cavite shootout

By: - Correspondent / @maricarcincoINQ
/ 10:50 AM October 19, 2017

SAN PEDRO CITY—An armed man who refused to stop in a police checkpoint was killed after putting up a firefight with the pursuing policemen in General Trias City in Cavite province early Thursday.

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Supt. Janet Arinabo, spokesperson of the Cavite police, said the still unidentified man on a motorcycle refused to slow down at a police checkpoint and instead sped past the authorities, prompting the police to give him a chase at around 3:30 a.m.

The suspect then reportedly opened fire at the pursuing policemen. Arinabo said the police retaliated and hit the suspect, who died instantly.

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Police have yet to confirm the man’s identity but said they recovered a .38 caliber gun and an identification card that belonged to Cesar Gamboa of Barangay (village) San Rafael II in Noveleta town.

The motorcycle, a black Yamaha Mio Soul with plate number 7464 WN, recovered from the suspect turned out to be stolen from owner Junnel Carangalan of Barangay San Juan 1 in General Trias City, the police records showed. /jpv

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