Negros town's 'most wanted' killed in shootout
MANILA, Philippines – A murder suspect tagged as “most wanted” in Binalbagan, Negros Occidental was killed after a grenade exploded during a shootout with police on Tuesday.
Authorities said the suspect, Roger Era, was killed after a grenade he allegedly grabbed from his bag exploded.
Police said they were about to arrest Era in Barangay Gargato, Hinigaran for murder when the encounter occurred.
The Philippine National Police’s (PNP) Regional Intelligence Unit 6 team supervisor Insp. Bong Torculas said Era evaded arrest and engaged the arresting cops in a gunfight.
PNP said Era is considered the “most wanted person” in Binalbagan. -- Report from Romeo Subaldo, ABS-CBN News Negros