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PRO3 men arrest 4 murder suspects

July 10, 2023 Bernard Galang 320 views

CAMP OLIVAS, City of San Fernando, Pampanga — Central Luzon police officers on Sunday immediately located and arrested four murder suspects during a hot pursuit operation in Nueva Ecija.

Arrested were Emmanuel Payag, 42; Efren Duyon, 56; Modesto Duyon, 49; and Jojo Rapadas, all farmers residing in Bgy. Casile.

In a report to Police Regional Office 3 director Brig. Gen. Jose Hidalgo Jr., the Nueva Ecija police said 55-year-old farmer Elemito Dela Cruz, of Bgy. Casile, Llanera, was found dead, with gunshot wounds in the head and chest, at a farm in Bgy. Gomez, Sunday noon.

During the investigation, the police were able to identify the suspects, who fled the crime scene on motorcycles, and chased them.

The four suspects were cornered and arrested in Bgy. Bagumbayan on the same day.

Seized from the suspects were one cal. .45 pistol, two cal. .30 guns and assorted magazine assemblies, and live bullets.

The four suspects will be charged with murder and violation of Republic Act 10591 or the Cemprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act.

“The arrest resulted from immediate reporting of the crime and prompt response of our police troops. We continue to assure the public that Central Luzon cops are giving its best efforts to prevent and solve crimes and uphold the rule of law,” Hidalgo said.