Camp Olivas, City of San Fernando, Pampanga--- A suspected rapist of a minor was killed after attempting to shoot his police escorts in Capas, Tarlac, this morning (May 31).
Slain suspect identified as Michael FRANCISCO y Lansangan, of legal age, single and resident of Brgy. Sta. Rita, Capas, Tarlac who was arrested for rape charges while being escorted by police officers onboard a patrol vehicle managed to grab the gun of SPO2 Theovasco Nolasco and pointed it to the latter prompting the other apprehending officers, PO2 Michael Dimatera and PO1 Oneal John Alimurong to shoot FRANCISCO which resulted to his instantaneous death.
Prior to the incident, an 8-year old girl together with her parents reported a Statutory Rape before Capas Municipal Police Station which transpired around 2:00 AM, today (May 31).
Immediately, a team led by SPO2 Nolasco was dispatched and coordinated with Barangay Chairman Arnold Arcilla of Sta. Rita, Capas, Tarlac which resulted in the arrest of the suspect.
PRO3 Regional Director PCSUPT AMADOR V CORPUS said,"We are relentless in our efforts to fight off criminality as we are stern in enforcing the law and quick in arresting lawless elements."