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Robbery suspect killed in encounter with QC cops

By: - Reporter / @KHallareINQ
/ 09:33 AM February 21, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — A robbery suspect was killed in an encounter with the Quezon City police before dawn Friday, the Quezon City Police District reported.

Initial investigation showed that a police team was on routine patrol in Barangay Payatas A when a resident sought assistance.

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The concerned resident told the police that robbers barged into his neighbor’s home.

Upon arriving at the site of the reported robbery, authorities ordered one of the suspects, 52-year-old Arnel Elcano, to surrender and kneel down.

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Instead, the suspect drew out a knife and stabbed two of the responding officers, Capt. John Wayne Versoza and Cpl. Rocky Opiana.

Other police officers shot and killed Elcano.

A second suspect made good his escape.

Both Versoza and Opiana were brought to the hospital.

Recovered from the slain suspect were a double-bladed dagger, a blue sling bag with two heat-sealed plastic sachets of shabu and drug-using paraphernalia.

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