Wanted man killed in shootout linked to Eustaquio gunslay? PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 08 April 2012 14:18

A man wanted by the law was killed while his companion was arrested during a shootout with policemen in Guiwan at dawn last Wednesday.

Killed was Reymundo Limen alias Leleng, single, of Mampang. He had a standing warrant of arrest for theft. Arrested was Hermes Sarimogan y Jimenez, 29, single, of Sitio Pantano, Guiwan.

Chief Insp. Felix Martinez, chief of the Tetuan Police Station, had received information from a concerned person around 1:30 a.m. about the presence near a pawnshop of unidentified and suspicious men believed to have link to the killing of Universidad de Zamboanga president Arturo Eustaquio III.
Martinez and his men rushed to the place and spotted Limen and Sarimogan.

When they sensed the arrival of the police, Limen pulled his handgun and opened fire on the lawmen ho returned fire triggering a brief exchange of gunfire killing Limen. Sarimogan was arrested.

Recovered by the police at the scene were a .45 caliber pistol with one magazine loaded with three bullets and  two spent shells, a small sachet of shabu, aluminum foil strips, two bullets of 9mm pistol and a motorcycle.

Police said that Limen was linked to the recent robbery-holdup at the Ogis Lechon Manok Stall in Tetuan. He was allegedly a member of an organized gang operating in the city.

Limen was also a member of a gun-for-hire group and was selling shabu.

However, Martinez did not confirm whether or not Limen had something to do with the killing of Eustaquio. The gun recovered from his possession was forwarded to the 9th PNP Crime Laboratory for comparative examination to the slugs of .45 caliber pistol recovered in UZ’s president assassination in Sta. Maria. 

Martinez said that Sarimogan will be charged for accessory to crime. — Dan Toribio Jr.