Close  

Suspect dies, cop hurt in Manila shootout

By: - Reporter / @CMarquezINQ
/ 12:28 PM August 24, 2019
Suspect killed, cop hurt in Manila shootout

INQUIRER.net file image

MANILA, Philippines — An unidentified armed man was killed while a police officer was wounded in a shootout in Manila on Friday evening, police said Saturday.

In a report from the Ermita police station, members of Baseco police community precinct (PCP) led by Cpt. Salvador Inigo were conducting “Oplan Sita” along 2nd Street, Baseco in Port Area when they flagged down a tricycle with two male passengers at around 8:45 p.m.

ADVERTISEMENT

According to witness Raul Esperanza, 47, who is a village watchman in Barangay 649 Zone 68, Cpl. Edmar Dixson Fesway, of Baseco PCP, was about to check the tricycle when one of the passengers shot him in the chest.

The suspects alighted from the tricycle to escape but law enforcers went after them. A brief firefight ensued, wounding one of the suspects while his cohort fled from the scene.

The suspect, believed to be aged 20 to 25 years old, was brought to the Gat Andres Bonifacio Medical Center where he later died.

Meanwhile, Fesway was rushed to the Manila Doctors Hospital and is now in stable condition.

Recovered were two .45 caliber firearm with magazine and rounds of ammunition; six fired cartride cases; and bag containing pieces of alleged drug paraphernalia.

Elements of Ermita police station will conduct hot pursuit operation to hunt down the suspect’s accomplice. /jpv

Read Next
LATEST STORIES
MOST READ
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Ermita police station, Local news, Manila Police District, news, Philippine news updates, ‎Police, Shootout
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.
business

SMC offers 5-year bonds at 5.55% p.a.

September 20, 2019 09:46 AM

newsinfo

Man kills 2-week-old son in Laguna

September 20, 2019 09:23 AM

opinion

Love and other forms of madness

September 20, 2019 08:30 AM



© Copyright 1997-2019 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.