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Cops kill ‘gun-for-hire’ suspect in Laguna shootout

By: - Correspondent / @maricarcincoINQ
/ 07:28 PM December 10, 2018

SAN PEDRO CITY – A suspected member of a gun-for-hire group was killed in a shootout with policemen in San Pablo City, Laguna on Monday afternoon.

Laguna police chief Sr. Supt. Eleazar Matta identified the slain suspect as Marjollan Carandang, also known as “Owee,” a resident of Barangay (village) San Crispin.

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Police said Carandang and his companion, Erickson Diangkinay or “Boyong,” were members of the Paz Group, who allegedly take on contract killings while also engaged in local drug trade.

In a text message, Matta said members of the intelligence police conducted a buy-bust operation around 4:30 p.m. in Barangay San Crispin.

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Carandang apparently realized he was dealing with police that he drew out a .38 caliber gun and started to shoot. He was killed when police retaliated.

Meanwhile, Diangkinay managed to seek cover and escape, according to police. /kga

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