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Alleged hitman slain by cops in Laguna

/ 10:33 AM November 09, 2017

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SAN PEDRO CITY — An alleged gun-for-hire and member of a gunrunning syndicate was killed by police in San Pablo City in Laguna province early Thursday.

Police said Ryan de Guzman was a member of the Paz gun-for-hire group.

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Supt. Vicente Cabatingan, chief of the Laguna police intelligence unit, said police were supposed to serve a warrant at De Guzman’s “safehouse” in Barangay (village) San Nicolas at about 2 a.m. but the suspect opened fire at the lawmen. The police retaliated which led to his death.

Cabatingan said the police on Tuesday arrested another member of the syndicate.

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“The group is behind the series of (contract) killings in Quezon and Batangas although they are based in San Pablo,” Cabatingan said in a phone interview.

He said they recovered a caliber-.45 pistol and a 9-mm handgun from De Guzman. /cbb

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