Cops kill drug, bike theft suspects in QC, Parañaque
An alleged drug dealer and a motorbike theft suspect were killed by the police in separate encounters in Parañaque City and Quezon City.
Timothy James Alon, 29, took a shot in the head after he exchanged gunfire with Parañaque City policemen around 8 p.m. on Thursday following a brief chase.
Police said Alon’s car overtook several other vehicles on Aguirre Avenue, catching the attention of PO1 Khevin Klein Bautista who was on patrol duty.
Instead of stopping, Alon reportedly pointed a .45-cal. gun at Bautista before taking off. The policeman, together with the mobile patrol team of BF Homes, then gave chase.
Alon opened fire, prompting the police to shoot back. Hit on the head, Alon died on the spot.
Supt. Teofilo Andrada, deputy chief of police for administration, said police found Alon’s gun beside his body, apart from four sachets of “shabu” (methamphetamine hydrochloride).
Police said that they would also investigate reports that Alon had sold illegal drugs to students in several Parañaque schools.
Meanwhile, in Quezon City, one of two theft suspects was killed in an encounter with law enforcers shortly after seizing a motorcycle from Manolito Lausa early Friday.
Chief Supt. Richard Albano, director of the Quezon City Police District, said Lausa was passing through Chestnut Street in Barangay North Fairview around 1 a.m. when the two suspects on board a motorcycle blocked the victim’s path.
One of the suspects took Lausa’s motorcycle at gunpoint, then sped towards Mindanao Avenue in Barangay Talipapa.
Agents conducting police operations in the area noticed the two motorcycles parked in a dimly lit area. One of the suspects immediately boarded one of the motorcycles and sped off as police approached them. The other suspect fired at the police, resulting in a shoot-out.
Police have yet to get the name of the slain suspect who was identified by Lausa as the one who took his motorcycle.
Lausa’s motorcycle was recovered at the crime scene, along with the suspect’s .38-cal. revolver.
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