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Police chief of San Miguel town slain by suspected robbers

The chief of the San Miguel Municipal Police Station in Bulacan province, Police Lt. Col. Marlon Serna, was killed during a shootout with suspects as he was responding to a robbery holdup on Saturday night.

Based on the initial investigation, on March 25 at around 9:30 p.m., the San Miguel police station received a report of a robbery holdup in Barangay San Juan.

According to an ABS-CBN report, the San Miguel MPS immediately went to the scene, led by Serna, to verify and conduct a follow-up investigation and hot pursuit for possible identification and arrest of those responsible.

The PNP spokesperson Col. Jean Fajardo said Serna ordered all their mobility assets to be deployed and he also joined the pursuit operations using his own vehicle.

At around 10:30 p.m., the team chanced upon the possible suspect because they saw his backride was bloody, the officials said.

“They received information that the suspect was identified by the victim’s wife,” Fajardo said in Filipino. “When they tried to stop the suspects, they were immediately fired upon, and the police chief was hit, resulting in his death,” she added.

Serna was immediately rushed to the hospital but died while being treated.

Meanwhile, the reward for anyone who can provide information leading to the arrest of the suspects in the killing of Serna has reached P1.2 million.