1 dead in Nueva Ecija shootout
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.
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.
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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