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Man dies after eluding Batangas checkpoint

/ 10:27 AM December 18, 2018

Police set up a checkpoint in Manila. INQUIRER FILE / MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

SAN PEDRO CITY, Philippines – A still unidentified man was killed in a shootout with the police in Agoncillo, Batangas, on Tuesday morning.

A report from the Calabarzon police headquarters said the shootout happened around 2:30 a.m. in Barangay Bilibinwang.

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Police said the man on a motorcycle was flagged down for inspection at a road checkpoint. But instead of stopping, the suspect drove past the authorities, triggering a brief chase.

Police said the man started to shoot, forcing them to retaliate. He was killed instantly. Police investigation is ongoing to identify the slain rider. /cbb

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