Jail official shot dead in 'encounter' with cops

Posted at 08/11/14 12:03 AM

MANILA -- An official of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) died in an encounter with the police in Caloocan City on Sunday night.

Based on initial investigation, Jail Officer 1 Alfred Chan, who was assigned in Malabon City, fired his gun in front of his house in Barangay 164, Caloocan City at around 7 p.m.

His neighbors called the police, who immediately responded.

However, Chan fired at the police as soon as they arrived, causing them to return fire.

Investigation into the incident is ongoing. -- report from Henry Atuelan, DZMM