Wanted man dies after resisting arrest; cop hurt

A POLICEMAN was injured while a farmer with an arrest warrant died after he resisted arrest by police operatives at Sitio Balabag, Barangay Colonia Divina in Sagay City, Negros Occidental on Wednesday.

Police identified the fatality as Edgar Alejandro Llamo, 45. The name of the injured policeman was withheld.

Inspector Adrian James Albaytar, deputy chief of Sagay City Police Station, said Llamo has a standing warrant for attempted murder issued by Cadiz City Regional Trial Court Branch 60 Judge Raymond Joseph Javier.

Joint operatives of Special Action Force, Regional Public Safety Batallion, and the city police station served the warrant against Llamo at about 3 p.m. He then hacked a policeman in his left hand.

There was a short negotiation, Albaytar said. However, Llamo also attempted to shoot the policemen, but his gun did not go off, prompting the operatives to fire at him.

“Indi ko magpadakup buhi (I won’t be caught me alive),” Llamo was quoted as saying.

Police recovered from Llamo a bladed weapon and a .357 caliber.

Albaytar said Llamo had been frequently reported by his neighbors and relatives for threat.

Meanwhile, Llamo’s 14-year-old son was arrested on Thursday after he escaped from the police on the day his father was supposed to be apprehended.

Albaytar said Llamo’s son yielded a KG9 firearm and a hand grenade.

The boy was turned over to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) for custody and filing of two charges for illegal possession of firearms and explosives.

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