Davao shootout kills alleged robber

DAVAO CITY — Authorities reported that members of the Davao City Police Office killed a robbery suspect in a shootout in Barangay Buhangin over the weekend.

Reports disclosed that the victim — identified as Quency Rose Guimban — reported the incident to the Buhangin police, which promptly conducted a hot pursuit operation that led to the killing of suspect Aaron Tamano while his companion managed to escape.

Guimban said two male riders on board a motorcycle blocked her path while she was walking and forcibly took her shoulder bag containing a mobile phone worth P7,000, cash amounting to P1,570 and other personal belongings.

The suspects were flagged in Barangay Tigatto but Tamano, the back-rider, alighted and fired his homemade revolver at responding police officers, who were forced to retaliate.

The other suspect escaped on his motorcycle while Tamano was taken to the Southern Philippines Medical Center where he was declared dead on arrival.

Brig. Gen. Benjamin Silo Jr., Davao Region Police Regional Office chief, said the incident should serve as a stern warning that the PNP will always go after criminals.

“Indeed, life is beautiful and eventually the PNP will get rid of criminals like him with the help and support of everyone for a safe, peaceful, and orderly community,” Silo said.

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