Armed man shot dead after resisting arrest in Barangay San Francisco, Pagadian


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A man, armed with a hand grenade and reportedly resisted arrest, was shot and killed in barangay San Francisco, Pagadian City at dawn Tuesday.

Police identified the fatality as Mark John Umban Suela, of legal age, a resident of Dinas, Zamboanga Del Sur.

Initial police investigation showed that policemen responded in barangay San Francisco, Pagadian City after they received report that an unidentified man (Suela) was going berserk.

Police said that Suela climbed and hid on the roof of a residential house when policemen arrived in the area.

However, when he jumped to another roof, he was cornered by the police.

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When Suela was about to be handcuffed by policemen, he resisted and pulled out a hand grenade from his pocket that prompted one of the lawmen to shoot him.

The cadaver was brought to the funeral parlor for post mortem examination while the hand grenade was turned over to the Bomb Squad for disposition.

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