Cop killed in Misamis shootout
Gerry Lee Gorit (The Philippine Star) - February 19, 2020 - 12:00am

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines — A police officer was killed while another was wounded in a shootout with unidentified men at a checkpoint in in Barangay Poblacion, Libertad, Misamis Oriental on Monday night.

A police report identified the fatality as S/Sgt. Ronald Caayupan. Chief M/Sgt. Fernando Maestrado was wounded.

The driver of the vehicle used by the suspects, Jephone Tinamisan, was also killed.

The suspects, who were in a white Mitsubishi Mirage, refused to pull over and fired at police officers. 

Four caliber .45 pistols, two KG 9 pistols, a 9mm, four hand grenades, cellular phones and five sachets of shabu were reportedly recovered from the abandoned vehicle. 

A certain Richard Perez was arrested near a bridge where he jumped when he tried to escape.

A manhunt for three other suspects is ongoing.

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