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Motorcycle rider killed in Parañaque shootout

One of two motorcycle-riding men was killed in a shootout with cops after evading two police checkpoints in Parañaque City yesterday morning.

Senior Supt. Jemar Modequillo, city police chief, said the suspect was identified only as a certain “Maki”, reportedly a known drug courier in the city.

Modequillo said Maki’s cohort, who was driving the motorcycle, eluded arrest and is now the subject of a police manhunt.

The city police chief said the incident happened at about 2:55 a.m. along C-5 Extension in Barangay San Dionisio, Parañaque City.

Modequillo said that prior to the shooting, members of the Police Community Precinct 6 (PCP-6), flagged down the two suspects riding a motorcycle at a checkpoint in Sitio Libjo, Barangay Sto. Niño, as part of the anti-criminality campaign.

The suspects, however, ignored the cops and sped off, prompting the PCP-6 members to alert the PCP-4 men who were manning another checkpoint along C-5 Extension.

When the PCP-4 team tried to stop them, the duo made a right turn and fired shots at the lawmen.

During the chase, the suspects fell on the ground. The backrider shot the approaching cops, triggering an exchange of fire that led to his death.

The motorcycle driver, however, managed to run to a dark area and made a good escape.

Modequillo said the Southern Police District Scene of the Crimes Operatives (SPD-SOCO) recovered from the crime scene a .38-caliber revolver with two live bullets and two spent shells, nine spent shells believed to be from .9mm pistol, a unit of Suzuki scooter, and 13 sachet of suspected shabu.

Modequillo said the fatality was brought to the People’s Funeral Parlor for identification of his relatives while the recovered scooter was taken to the police headquarters. (JEAN FERNANDO)