Pasay cop, killer of model Grab driver dead in shootout
MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – The Pasay City police intelligence chief and the man who confessed to killing a model Grab driver both died following an encounter on Sunday, November 25.
Police Senior Inspector Manuel Taytayon was declared dead on arrival at a hospital after he was shot by Narc Delemios, the fugitive who confessed to killing Gerardo Maquidato Jr in 2017.
Delemios died on the spot during the encounter.
According to a police report, Delemios fired at cops after seeing them approaching his hideout in Barangay 148, Zone 16, in Pasay City at about 2:20 pm on Sunday.
The cops were acting on tips from concerned citizens on Delemios' whereabouts after he escaped the city jail last August 14.
Police said Taytayon, along with 8 non-commissioned officers, rushed to the hideout where Delemios was armed with a gun, which he used to "rapidly" shoot at the cops. Taytayon was hit in different parts of his body.
The evidence recovered include Delemios' 9-mm Taurus gun with Serial No. TQH 14880, 18 pieces of fired cartridge cases, 3 fired bullets, and 5 pieces of live ammunition.
In a press briefing on Monday, November 26, Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Oscar Albayalde said the PNP will extend "every possible assistance within our means" to Taytayon's family.
"Pera lang po ang gusto kong kuhanin sa kanya, pero ininsist po niya," Delemios had said in a press conference following his surrender. "Lumaban po siya kaya ko po nagawa na ganoon."
(I just wanted to get money from him, but he insisted. He fought back, that's why I did it.) – Rappler.com