Mabalacat City, Pampanga — A robbery suspect was killed while his cohort escaped in a shootout with the police last Monday on PLDT Road, Bgy. Camachilles, Mabalacat City, Pampanga.
In a report to Pampanga police acting director Col. Robin King Sarmiento, Mabalacat acting police chief Lt. Col. Heryl Bruno said his men responded to a robbery complaint of victim Edwin Casayuran, 50, houseboy, and resident of 1546 Gasdam, Dau, Mabalacat City, Pampanga, who said two men had robbed him at gunpoint.
The cops, along with the victim, conducted a pursuit until they saw two men, who were positively identified by Casayuran as the same men who robbed him, about to board a motorcycle.
The two suspects pulled out their guns, fired at the cops but missed.
The cops returned fire hitting one of the suspects while the other escaped on foot.
The rescue team rushed the injured suspect to a hospital where he was declared dead upon arrival.
The SOCO team found at the crime scene a loaded gun, three fired bullets, two plastic sachets of shabu, a motorcycle, two wallets, and two cell phones.
The Mabalacat cops are now tracking down the other suspect.