ROUNDUP: News in and around Metro Manila (July 18, 2018)

Published July 18, 2018, 5:07 PM

by AJ Siytangco

Rider dies in shoot-out

A motorcycle rider was killed in a shootout with law enforcers while his cohort escaped after they took by gunpoint a lady guard’s bag and motorcycle yesterday in Parañaque City.

The unidentified suspect died on the spot after he sustained multiple gunshot wounds in the body.

According to the report submitted to Parañaque City Police Chief Senior Supt. Victor Rosete, the incident occurred at around 1:45 in the morning at Poblete Compound.

The victim, Reah Jornadal, 23 a hotel security guard said the suspects who were on board a motorcycle, grabbed her bag and took at gunpoint her MIO 125 motorcycle.

Jornadal shouted for help, alerting PO1 Mark John Fontehon, PO1 Francisco Bula, and PO1 John Mark Oloa who chased the fleeing suspects on West Service Road in Brgy. Sun Valley.

The one who was riding Jornadal’s stolen motorcyclef was cornered but instead of surrendering, the suspect fired at the pursuing lawmen who were forced to retaliate. The suspect died on the spot while his cohort managed to escape.

Police recovered the victim’s black sling bag that contained a cellphone, wallet and assorted IDs.

They also recovered four sachets of shabu, a caliber .38 revolver with three pieces of live ammunition and one empty shell.

(Dhel Nazario)

Businessman shot near Smokey Mountain

A businessman is in a critical condition after he was shot inside his vehicle by motorcycle-riding assailants in Tondo, Manila.

Police identified the victim as Miguel Juan Tan, 46, a businessman from Malabon City.

The victim, onboard his Toyota Avanza with plate no. A4-X299, stopped at a stop light along Road 10, Smokey Mountain, at around 9:20 a.m. when the suspects arrived.

The two gunmen fired shots at the victim, hitting him on the head and the body.

The suspects then took a paper bag from inside the victim’s car and fled.

The victim was rushed to the Tondo General Hospital and at presstime was in a critical condition after receiving three gunshot wounds.

Meanwhile, P/Supt. Jay Dimaandal said that that the paper bag was empty since the victim has already deposited his cash to a bank prior the incident. (Hans Amancio)