Cops kill shooting suspect in Happyland

Posted at 03/19/2014 12:24 PM

MANILA – Policemen on Wednesday morning killed a suspect in a shooting incident in Tondo, Manila.

Senior Inspector Rizalino Ibay of Manila Police District (MPD) Station 1 police community precinct, said the suspect and his cohorts fired shots at several policemen who tried to approach Building 30 of the National Housing Authority's Temporary Housing Complex, also called "Happyland."

Ibay said the suspect, only identified as "Badjao," was killed in the shootout. Badjao's cohorts managed to escape.

He said the policemen were deployed to the housing complex following a shooting incident before dawn that left one person dead.

Ibay said the slain suspect and his cohorts were behind the killing. – report from Noel Alamar, dzMM