Notorious criminal escapes, brother killed in shoot out PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 08 April 2017 15:29

A notorious member of a Sibugay-based lawless group escaped while his brother got killed in a shoot out with police in Kabasalan last Thursday.

Police Regional Information Officer Supt Rogelio Alabata identified the suspect as Morsid Ahod, who escaped at the height of a gun battle with lawmen.

Morsid’s brother, Samuhong Ahod, died during the encounter.

Initial investigation showed that the incident occured when police units under the 17th Special Forces and Regional Special Operations Group were going to serve a Warrant of Arrest for Murder against Morsid, who was sighted near a fishpond in Sitio Olingan, barangay Salipyasin, Kabasalan at around 1:15pm last Thursday.

When lawmen were about to serve the warrant, Samuhong opened fire at police prompting the latter to retaliate.

Morsid jumped into the water at the height of the shootout while Samuhong died on the spot due to bullet wounds.

Police recovered the body of Samuhong together with his .38 cal revolver.  Morsid, meanwhile, was nowhere to be found.  (Dan Toribio)