Fugitive killed in gun battle with cops

Philippine Tribune
Philippine Tribune

CAUAYAN CITY, Isabela – A fugitive died in a firefight with police in Barangay Ditumabo, San Luis, Aurora on Wednesday, October 4.

Police Major Donnafe Galban, Aurora Police Provincial Office public information officer, identified the fatality as Godwindel Sardea, 25, of Barangay Nonong Senior, San Luis.

Sardea who was facing cases for violation of Republic Act 9165 or Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Acts of 2002 and Republic 10591 or Comprehensive Firearm and Ammunition Regulation Act was detained at the Aurora Provincial Jail but escaped on July 28.

Galban said that Sardea was considered “armed and dangerous” by the police after he was a suspect in a murder incident in Barangay Nonong Senior last September.

Police traced Sardea to a core house in Barangay Ditumabo. Lawmen asked Sardea to surrender but he fired at police officers who returned fire and killed the suspect.

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