September 30, 2016
MANILA, Philippines – Two alleged robbers were killed after engaging the police in an exchange of fire in Quezon City early yesterday.
Quezon City Police District (QCPD) director Senior Superintendent Guillermo Lorenzo Eleazar identified the suspects as Marlon Saren, 22; and John Paul Ocdina, 19; both residing at Antique St. in Brgy. Ramon Magsaysay, Quezon City.
Initial investigation showed that the suspects robbed a female of her cellphone at gunpoint around 11 a.m. on Wednesday along EDSA corner Congressional Avenue in Brgy. Ramon Magsaysay.
The victim reported the incident to the authorities and managed to identify the suspects through gallery of rogues of the Masambong police station.
Police then conducted a follow-up operation and spotted the suspects along EDSA near Corregidor Street at around 4 a.m. yesterday.
However, the suspects sensed the presence of cops.
They immediately pulled out their guns and shot at the police, prompting the lawmen to shoot back.
Saren died on the spot.
Ocdina, who was wounded, was taken to the Quezon City General Hospital, but died at about 6:30 a.m. yesterday.
Recovered from the suspects were a caliber .45 pistol, a cal. 38 revolver, 17 plastic sachets of shabu, three cellphones, a glass tube containing suspected marijuana, a glass tooter, 27 glass tubes, three wallets, and P200 cash.
Eleazar said Saren was provisionally discharged from Quezon City jail for the crime of robbery and was included in the barangay drug watch list, while Ocdina ranked number 8 in the top 10 most wanted personalities of Masambong police station with pending warrant of arrest. -RBA