2 lawmen, assailant killed in shoot-out in Batangas

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TWO police officers and a gunman were killed late Friday afternoon during a shootout in a remote village in Batangas province, it was reported Saturday. The slain police officers were identified as SPO4 Fidel Macatangay and PO3 Melvin Talabis, while the slain gunman was Avelino Ulbata de Paz. The shooting incident reportedly occurred at around 5:30 pm Friday on the national highway in Brgy. Sta. Rita, Batangas City. De Paz’s body was recovered by responding policemen some 30 meters away from the encounter site, while the other gunman fled after the incident. The Batangas Provincial Police Office is determining the motive behind the attack on the two policemen.
Anthony Vargas

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