WANTED MAN KILLED, COHORT WOUNDED IN CEBU
A MAN wanted for possession of illegal drugs and illegal firearms was killed while his cohort was wounded in an alleged gunfight with police serving an arrest warrant in Sitio Canapnapan, Barangay Campo 8 in Toledo City, Cebu on Friday. The fatality was identified as Remegio Atelio, 53, of Barangay Campo 4, Talisay City. His cohort, Teodolo Inseso, 36, was brought to the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center ( VSMMC) in Cebu City for treatment. Their other companion, Jerome Labitad, escaped. Senior Insp. Alejandro Batobalonos, chief of the Cebu Provincial Police Office Intelligence Branch, said Atelio opened fire at the operatives approaching his house on a mountain area at about 5:30 a.m., triggering a gunfight. Atelio died on the spot from gunshot wounds in the head and body, while Inseso sustained a gunshot wound on his side. Labitad, who is wanted for involvement in the illegal-drugs trade, jumped off the window of Atelio’s house and escaped. Police recovered an M16 rifle with four magazines and live bullets; two .45 caliber firearms; a KG9 with magazine; live bullets of a .45 and .9mm caliber; and five medium packs and 25 small sachets of shabu.