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Highway patrol officer killed in a Cagayan de Oro shootout

/ 12:24 AM December 07, 2018

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – A member of the Regional Highway Patrol Unit (RHPU-10) was killed following a shootout with a motorist at the uptown area here on Thursday afternoon, police said.

According to regional police spokesperson Supt. Surki Sereñas, RHPU-10 officers identified as SPO2 Lyndie Baltazar and SPO1 Serge de Constantine Maceren were involved in the shootout in Barangay Carmen.

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Reports said the law enforcers tried to question a motorist, Abdul Rahim Batawi Adilao, when they noticed his Hyundai Accent had a suspicious license plate.

Witnesses said that during conversation, Adilao allegedly suddenly fired at the officers. An exchange of gunfire ensued.

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Adilao and Baltazar were wounded while Maceren was declared dead at a nearby hospital. /kga

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