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Gun-for-hire suspect killed in Bulacan police checkpoint

By: - Correspondent / @inquirerdotnet
/ 07:04 PM November 16, 2017

CAMP GEN. ALEJO SANTOS, Bulacan – An armed man gun was killed when he allegedly engaged policemen in a gunfight at a checkpoint in the city of San Jose Del Monte on Wednesday night.

Baltazar Conrado Jr. was with an unidentified companion on a motorcycle when they refused to heed the police checkpoint along Halili Road in Barangay (village) Muzon at about 11:30 p.m.

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Conrado fired at the police officers who retaliated, killing him. His companion managed to flee during the firefight.

Seized from the slain man was a caliber .38 revolver, a bag containing 11 sachets of what police suspect to be shabu (methamphetamine hydrochloride). Conrado was identified through his driver’s license.

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Supt. Fitz Macariola, San Jose Del Monte chief of police, said Conrado had a criminal record and was tied to robberies, drug trafficking and murder.

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