Cop, companion killed in Batangas City ambush
A police officer and his companion were killed on Friday after armed men shot at their vehicle in Barangay Sta. Rita, Batangas City.
The victims, Senior Police Officer 4 Fidel Macatangay and Melvin Talabis, a former police officer, were announced dead on arrival Senior Inspector Dwight Fonte of the Batangas City police told GMA News Online.
The two victims were in an Isuzu Crosswind when they were shot at by the gunmen, Fonte said.
Macatangay managed to return fire and killed one of the gunmen, whom police have identified as Avelino Ulbata De Paz. De Paz was found dead 30 meters from the crime scene, Fonte added.
The police are currently in hot pursuit of the other shooter. — Andrei Medina/JDS, GMA News
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