3 alleged carnappers killed in encounter with QC cops

/ 11:09 AM October 10, 2018

Three unidentified men suspected to be car thieves  were killed in an encounter with police officers in Barangay Holy Spirit, Quezon City on Wednesday morning.

Initial investigation by the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) said police officers were on patrol along Republic Avenue when they received information that a taxicab had been stolen by four unidentified men near Nawasa Lane.


Police then launched a hot pursuit operation that led to a chase along Sampaguita Street.  Police said the three suspects opened fire at the pursuing police officers after they were cornered at Leon Street.

The police officers then returned fire and the three suspects were killed. The fourth suspect managed to escape, police said.


One of the slain suspects wore a black shirt and a pair of green camouflage shorts, the second suspect was wearing a blue shirt and denim pants, the third suspect meanwhile was wearing a black shirt and a pair of checkered shorts.  All three wore black caps and balaclavas, police said.

Investigators recovered at the crime scene the stolen taxi, a white Toyota Vios (TYK-697) owned by Bonjoefel Transport. Also recovered at the scene were  a .45 caliber pistol, a .22 caliber revolver, and a .38 caliber revolver.

Also seized at the scene were five sachets of shabu, a sling bag, and 14 spent shells of different calibers.  /muf

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Barangay Holy Spirit, carnappers, Phil‎ippine National Police, Philippine news updates, PNP‎, QCPD, Quezon City Police District
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

© Copyright 1997-2019 | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.