Village councilman slain in firefight during operation in Camarines Sur
LEGAZPI CITY –– Police killed a village councilman after he engaged them in a firefight during a search operation in Buhi town in Camarines Sur on Sunday night.
Colonel Bernardo Perez, Camarines Sur police chief, said councilman Froilan Oaferina III, 45, was killed after he fired at police officers serving a search warrant for illegal firearms at his house in Barangay Tambo at 6:59 p.m.
The police officers retaliated, hitting the suspect and killing him instantly.
A caliber .38 was recovered from Oaferina, who was tagged as a high-value individual due to his status as a government official, Perez added.
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