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1 dead in Nueva Ecija shootout

/ 05:59 PM January 22, 2019

TALAVERA, NUEVA ECIJA—A man was killed in a shootout with policemen in Barangay (village) Collado here on Monday evening.

Ferdinand Viernes fired at responding policemen while he was being arrested at 11: 50 p.m., said Supt. Alexie Desamito, the town’s police chief.

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Desamito said a concerned citizen reported that Viernes and his three companions were involved in the indiscriminate firing of a pistol at a fishpond area in their village about 8:30 p.m.

Viernes resisted arrest and fired shots at the policemen but was killed in the gunfight.

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Police immediately arrested his companions identified as Emmanuel Viernes, Crisanto Dimaya and Mar Dimaya.

Investigators recovered from the suspects several sachets of suspected “shabu” (crystal meth). Armand Galang/lzb

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