PAMPANGA, Philippines — A notorious gun-for-hire and his driver were killed in a shootout with authorities early morning Monday (January 18) in Pampanga.
Harry Mandahay, leader of the Mandahay gun-for-hire group, and Jeffrey Langilao, Mandahay’s driver and member of the same criminal group, met their demise in an encounter with members of the Highway Patrol Group and Bacolor Municipal Police Station.
The incident occurred around 2:99 a.m. Monday after the suspects’ car was cornered by mobile crews of the HPG’s Special Operations Division (SOD) and Bacolor Municipal Police Station along River Control Road in Brgy. Cabetican, Bacolor, Pampanga.
“Refusing to surrender, Mandahay and Diamada got off their vehicle and opened fire at the operatives while attempting to escape, forcing our officers to shoot back and kill both suspects in the process,” explained HPG Director Police Brigadier General Alexander Tagum.
Recovered pieces of evidence from the crime scene include the suspect’s vehicle, a brown Toyota Corolla Altis registered to a different owner and listed as a Hold Order motor vehicle, a .45 caliber pistol, two .38 caliber revolvers, ammunition and spent shells, four plastic sachets containing suspected shabu, several IDs, and some mobile devices.
Tagum commended the efforts of the SOD personnel in coordination with the NCRPO, Bacolor MPS, Pampanga Intelligence Branch, and Pampanga 1st Provincial Mobile Force Company for the success of the operation.
MANILA, Philippines – Two suspects in the shooting of a provincial prosecutor in Oriental Mindoro were killed in a police operation launched in Barangay Sapul in Calapan City on Monday.
Police identified the fatalities as Robert Magboo and Edeper Hindap Gran.
According to Police Brigadier General Tomas Apolinario, chief of Police Regional Office 4B, the encounter occurred when operatives were conducting a follow-up operation on the shooting incident last June 10 that wounded prosecutor Josephine Caranzo Olivar.
Apolinario said they launched the operation after tracing the suspects’ hideout as revealed by one of their cohorts, named Joven Sena Umali.
Umali was arrested last June 14 after he was positively identified as the owner of a red motorcycle used by suspects to get away from the crime scene. The shooting incident was caught on CCTV.
Authorities recovered from Sumali’s motorcycle two helmets and a caliber .45 gun allegedly used in shooting Olivar. These items have been turned over to the Regional Crime Laboratory Office to undergo a ballistic and cross-matching examination.
Apolinario said the shooting incident may likely be connected to cases previously handled by Olivar. (with details from Lea Ylagan)
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