Cop, wanted man killed in shootout PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 30 March 2015 16:07

PAGADIAN CITY -– Police and military forces are tracking down the remaining members of a lawless group that figured in a shootout Friday with policemen in the nearby town of Dinas.

The shootout, which took place around 4 p.m. Friday, resulted in the death of a policeman and a leader of the notorious lawless band known as the “Ambol Group.”

Sr. Supt. Sofronio Ecaldre, police provincial director, said the shootout occurred while the policemen were serving arrest warrants on Saudi Manding, the leader of the Ambol group.

Ecaldre said Manding suddenly surfaced and opened fire, hitting PO1 Rolando Dumasig when the policemen were about to encircle his hideout in Barangay Benuatan, Dinas.

Ecaldre said Dumasig died while on the way to a hospital.

He said Manding, who was the number eight most wanted person in Dinas, was also killed during the shootout.

He said Manding’s group was involve in series of robbery, gun-for-hire and illegal drug trade.

He said that some of the followers of Ambol group, who were with Manding during the shootout managed to escape and were the object of the manhunt operation. — HDC