A suspected member of a carnapping syndicate, one Jason de Jesus, was killed in Parañaque City during an early dawn “shootout” with the police yesterday.
The companion of de Jesus escaped and is now the subject of a manhunt, according to the policemen who figured in the encounter, namely Police Officers 1 Carlos Nice and Michael Ignacio of Police Community Precinct 6.
De Jesus and his companion were riding-in-tandem on a motorcycle when they ignored a police checkpoint along C5 Extension in Barangay Moonwalk at 3:30 a.m.
The policemen chased the riders who, instead of giving up, reportedly shot it out, leading to de Jesus dying on the spot from multiple gunshot wounds.
De Jesus turned out to have a standing warrant of arrest for carnapping, said police investigators.
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