Ex-U.S. Marine in Cebu kills 2, killed by police in shootout
BOHOL, Philippines – A Filipino American ex-US Marine ran amok in Talisay City in Cebu, shooting and killing his stepson and the barangay captain of Lawaan III before he was killed in a shootout with police on Thursday, May 16.
Authorities say the suspect Dean Torrefranca’s motive was a property dispute with his stepson Jedd Ybañez.
According to interviews with local media livestreamed on Facebook, authorities say Jimmy Bartilic, the barangay captain, tried to go to help settle the dispute, but was shot and killed upon arriving at Torrefranca’s home at around 11 am.
He engaged police in a shootout before setting his own house on fire.
Torrefranca was killed after shooting it out with police for over an hour. No police officers or bystanders were reported injured in the shooutout. – Ryan Macasero/Rappler.com