A village councilor was killed shortly after he shot a police officer who was conducting a surveillance operation against him the other day in Alimodian, Iloilo.
The fatality was identified as Ritchel Misare, kagawad of Barangay Pianda-an in the said province.
Taken to the nearest hospital for treatment was PO3 Jonathan Guzman, assigned at Alimodian Municipal Police Station.
Reports reaching Camp Crame showed that the incident occurred at around 2 p.m. in the said area.
The victim was conducting surveillance operation in the area when he was shot by the suspect.
The victim was immediately taken to the nearest hospital for treatment.
Elements of Alimodian Municipal Police immediately conducted a police operation against the suspect in Barangay Pianda-an East, Maasin, Iloilo where they saw the suspect.
However when the suspect noticed the team he immediately drew his firearm prompting the cops to shoot him.
The suspect died on the spot due to a gunshot wound in the body.
Recovered from his possession were one caliber .9 mm pistol with magazine assembly loaded with three live ammunition.
Also seized from the crime scene were one empty shell of 9 mm and two empty shells of 5.56 mm pistol.