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Man killed in Manila shootout

/ 02:09 PM December 19, 2012

MANILA, Philippines—An armed man was killed while another escaped following a shootout in Manila before dawn Wednesday, police said.

Senior Police Officer 2 Glenzor Vallejo of Manila Police District’s Homicide Division said the still unidentified man was killed while the driver of the motorcycle he was riding fled after they shot it out with patrol officers along Algeciras Street, between Sobriedad and Fajardo streets, in Sampaloc, Manila around 2:30 a.m.

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Vallejo said the police officers of Sampaloc were on patrol when they spotted the “suspicious” men on board a motorcycle without their helmets on.

“The officers called the attention of the two men, but instead of pulling over, the two sped away, prompting a chase,” he said.

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Eventually, Vallejo said the suspects were cornered along Algeciras, and the back rider drew his gun and opened fire at the cops.

“The driver escaped and left his companion,” he said.

The killed suspect was described to be around 40 to 45 years old, standing 5’3” to 5’4”, skinhead, medium built, and with a fair complexion.

He was also wearing a black T-shirt with a violet undershirt, a brown cargo pants, and black slippers.

Vallejo said a student permit was recovered from the belt bag he was wearing, but said that investigators have yet to confirm if the name written on the permit was his.

The case was placed for further investigation for the possible identification of the killed suspect and the arrest of the other.

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