BEHEADING SUSPECT IN RIZAL PROVINCE SHOT DEAD IN ZAMBALES
Edison Villaran, the prime suspect in the killing of one Jesus Armoliga or Cardona Rizal was killed in a shootout in Subic, Zambales.
Based on the initial investigation of the Philippine National Police-Anti-Kidnapping Group, authorities were about to serve a warrant of arrest against Villaran in his residence in Barangay Naugsol for the crime of murder when the suspect fired shots.
Law enforcers retaliated that led to the suspect’s death.
A caliber .45, allegedly used by Villaran, was recovered in the area of the encounter.
According to PNP-AKG spokesman Police Major Ronald Lumactod, Armoliga was beheaded, hacked and stabbed by Villaran and his brother, Jovito Villaran last September 16, 2019.
Lumactod said the Villaran brothers were also part of a kidnap-for-ransom group in Rizal, which is also involved in robbery activities.