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Alleged gun-for-hire killed in Batangas shootout

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MANILA, Philippines – Police killed an alleged gun-for-hire in a shooting incident at a checkpoint in Padre Garcia, Batangas, on Tuesday before dawn.

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The Batangas Provincial Police Office reported that officers from the Padre Garcia Municipal Police Station (MPS) and Batangas Highway Patrol Team (HPT) were manning a Commission on Elections (Comelec) checkpoint when two men on a motorcycle avoided the security check.

The police tried to accost the suspects and a shootout ensued when the latter reportedly opened fire at the lawmen.

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One suspect, later identified as Renato Ibanez Jr., an alleged member of ‘Basag Kotse’ gang from Batangas, and a gun-for-fire from Quezon, was killed during the encounter.

The other suspect escaped towards San Antonio, Quezon.

The incident happened in Barangay Banaba at about 12:40 a.m., police said. /cbb

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