Ilocos Sur fugitive killed in shootout

Published November 9, 2018, 3:59 PM

by Francine Ciasico

By Mar Supnad

SANTA, Ilocos Sur- This municipality’s most wanted fugitive was killed in an encounter with the police in Barangay Manueva.

(Jun Ryan Arañas / MANILA BULLETIN)
(Jun Ryan Arañas / MANILA BULLETIN)

Chief Superintendent Romulo E. Sapitula, Ilocos regional police director, identified the fatality as Robert P Bueza, 41, who was wanted for himicide and robbery.

Based on a police report, a team led by Chief Inspector Reynaldo Macabitas was about to serve a warrant of arrest for Bueza, who tried to flee and opened fire at the lawmen, who were forced to return fire.

Bueza, who sustained several gunshot wounds, was declared dead on arrival at Gabriela Silang General Hospital in Vigan City.

The SOCO team recovered from the crime scene a Colt MK IV series 80 cal .45 pistol and various ammunition.

Sapitula commended the operating troops and stressed that the relentless operation sagainst lawles elements will be sustained.