Hired gun, driver killed in Pampanga shootout – police
An alleged gun-for-hire and his driver were killed in a shootout with authorities early morning Monday, January 18, in Bacolor, Pampanga, according to a UNTV report.
Harry Mandahay, the suspected leader of the Mandahay gun-for-hire group, and Jeffrey Langilao, Mandahay’s driver and member of the same group, were killed in an encounter with members of the Highway Patrol Group and Bacolor Municipal Police Station.
Based on police reports, the incident occurred around 2:99 a.m. Monday after the suspects’ car was cornered by mobile crews of the HPG’s Special Operations Division (SOD) and Bacolor Municipal Police Station along River Control Road in Barangay Cabetican, Bacolor, Pampanga.
“Refusing to surrender, Mandahay and Diamada got off their vehicle and opened fire at the operatives while attempting to escape, forcing our officers to shoot back and kill both suspects in the process,” said HPG Director Police Brigadier General Alexander Tagum.
The police recovered the suspect’s vehicle, a brown Toyota Corolla Altis registered to a different owner and listed as a Hold Order motor vehicle, a .45 caliber pistol, two .38 caliber revolvers, ammunition and spent shells, four plastic sachets containing suspected shabu, several IDs, and some mobile devices, the report said.
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