One killed as police shoots 2 Print
Sunday, 08 April 2018 16:35


A man was killed after a policeman fired at two persons who were playing card games inside a house in Isabela City, Basilan  last Friday night.

Chief Insp. Helen Galvez, Police Regional Office-9 Information Officer, identified the fatality as Reynante Enrico Utod, 50 years old, separated and a resident of Barangay Matarling, Lantawan Municipality, Basilan Province.

Another victim, identified as Aisa Omar Addin, 28 years old and a resident of Tandung Ahas, Lamitan City, was injured in the attack.

Galvez said that Utod and Addin were playing card games at the residence of a certain Ibno Pael at around 11p.m. when the gunman barged into the house and shot the two victims.

Addin sustained a gunshot wound in the back and was treated at the Basilan Community Hospital.

Utod, meanwhile, was shot in the chest and brought to the hospital where he expired while undergoing medication.

The suspect, identified as PO1 Razul Alih Lawi, 36 years old, and a resident of Barangay Port Area, was later arrested during the conduct of hot pursuit operations by police.

Lawi had been arrested in 2016 for violation of the 2002 Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act and the Comprehensive Law on Firearms and Ammunition.  (Ely Dumaboc)