Sta Rosa City: A policeman and a young boy were killed after a shootout in front of a shopping mall in Barangay Tagapo Tuesday. City Police Director Pergentino Malabed said the shooting happened after the boy, who was reportedly armed with a knife, entered the mall prompting the guards to arrest him. It also appeared that in the ensuing scuffle, one of the guard’s sidearm fell. The boy reportedly took advantage of it, quickly snatching the gun, aiming and firing it in front of shoppers. When the alerted policemen arrived, the boy fired at them as well. PO1 Ariel Abordo was fatally shot while PO3 Igresol Reynante was able to fire back at the young suspect, killing him in the process. The mall management has yet to release a statement.