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Cop killed by hostage taker in Ecija

By: - Correspondent / @AMGalangINQ
/ 02:27 PM April 09, 2017
Rizal municipality, Nueva Ecija (Google maps)

Rizal municipality, Nueva Ecija (Google maps)

RIZAL, Nueva Ecija — A police officer who responded to a hostage-taking situation on Saturday night (April 8) was killed by the hostage taker at a house in Del Pilar village.

PO3 Hernando Largo, 47, who was assigned to the Rizal police station, was visiting a friend when he heard gunshots and rushed to a house where suspect Roel Jacob had been holding his wife’s relatives at gunpoint.

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Largo tried to enter the back door of the house of 67-year-old widow Dely Fabros, but Jacob shot him at 8:30 p.m.

Jacob, a 37-year-old truck driver, managed to escape and is the subject of a police manhunt.

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Largo was pronounced dead on arrival at a local hospital.  SFM/rga

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