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Rape suspect killed in gunfire after he shot at cops arresting him

/ 08:31 PM February 27, 2020

ILIGAN CITY—-A 39-year-old man suspected of raping his niece was killed on Wednesday (Feb. 26) when he shot at policemen serving the warrant for his arrest at a village in Kapatagan town, Lanao del Norte province.

The man was charged with raping his seven-year-old niece last Jan. 12.

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The arrest warrant was issued by Judge Alberto Quinto of Regional Trial Court Branch 21 on Feb. 19.

Maj. Rodolfo Dangiapan, Kapatagan police chief, said a police team was serving the warrant for the arrest when the suspect drew a firearm and shot at the policemen.

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The suspect suffered multiple gunshot wounds in the body and was killed when police returned fire.

Authorities found a .38 caliber pistol believed to have been used by the suspect along with bullets and four sachets of suspected shabu or crystal meth.

Edited by TSB
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