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1 killed in Quiapo encounter

A still unidentified man was killed by police following an armed encounter at Carlos Palanca near Basan Streets in Quiapo, Manila past midnight Tuesday.

Police said night shift patrollers of Plaza Miranda Police Community Precinct (PCP) saw the man standing suspiciously under the Quezon Bridge during their mobile patrol past 1 a.m. on April 16.

When the cops approached the suspect, he immediately ran towards a dark alley and opened fire at the pursuing authorities.

Police Cpl. Lindon Guillermo said they fired at the suspect. They rushed him to Jose Abad Santos Hospital but the suspect died while undergoing treatment.

Authorities retrieved two small sachets of suspected “shabu” in his possession.

One revolver marked as Blackhawk was also recovered at the crime scene.

The Manila Police District-Public Information Office (MPD-PIO) said the case is still under investigation. (Ria Fernandez)

MPD to determine where gun used in slay of Chinese pair came from

The gun used by a 35-year-old Chinese man in killing his girlfriend and her brother in a condominium unit along Palanca Street, Quiapo, Manila last Monday evening will be subject to cross-matching to identify where it came from, Manila Police District (MPD) Homicide Section chief Police Capt. Henry Navarro said.

According to Navarro, they will do this to identify where the firearm used by the suspect, identified as Shao Jie Qui, in the murder came from since foreigners are prohibited from possessing such under Philippine laws.

“Ang general rule diyan…hindi sila (The general rule is that they are not) allowed na mabigyan, (to be given) ma-grant ng license to own unless under circumstances like may (there is) threat sa buhay (to life),” he said.

Once the MPD Station 3 turnover the gun to them, Navarro said they will check if the slugs, which the investigators retrieved from the victims, matched it.

“Titingnan [din] namin yung (We will also look at the) type, kind, [and] serial number. Meron kaming (We have) basis para (to)makapag-request kami sa (at) firearms and explosives,” the MPD official said.

The blood-soaked bodies of Ke Jinshun and Ke Wanting alias Ivy, both 30 to 35 years old, were discovered when the latter’s business partner, Shirong Huang, sent his store helpers to her place at Gaisano Tower as she was not answering his call.

Prior to this, Shirong said Ivy called her up at around 9 p.m., Monday, to say that her boyfriend, Shao, got mad when she tried to end their relationship.

When he checked the closed-circuit television (CCTV) recording with the authorities, he affirmed Shao as the suspect in the crime.

“The female Chinese victim wanted to call it quits with the suspect. The suspect did not agree with her decision,” said P/MSgt. Jansen Rey San Pedro, on-case investigator.

However, a few hours later, police said Shao jumped off from the fifth floor of Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center where he was supposed to undergo treatment for the cuts he inflicted on his forearms in an attempt to commit suicide.

He was pronounced dead at 6:58 a.m. (Ria Fernandez)

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