3 CAR THEFT SUSPECTS KILLED IN SHOOTOUT WITH QC POLICE
Three car theft suspects were shot dead by Quezon City policemen in Barangay Payatas after they were flagged down in a checkpoint operation early Friday morning.
Quezon City Police District (QCPD) director Chief Supt. Joselito Esquivel said one suspect had a tattoo that read “Philip Carpio, Cordova Katipunero.”
Based on the QCPD report, the suspects were on two motorcycles around 12:30 a.m. on Friday when they were flagged down by anticar theft policemen who were conducting Oplan Sita at Group 5 corner Payatas Road, Barangay Payatas.
Police said the suspects sped off instead of stopping, prompting the operatives to give chase and eventually cor- ner the suspects.
The armed suspects then fired at the pursuing operatives hitting the police mobile.
A brief exchange of gunfire resulted in the death of the suspects, the report said.—