A FARMER accused of shooting his sister-in-law was killed in an alleged shootout with police officers who were sent to arrest him in Barangay Sacsac, Dalaguete, Cebu Saturday dawn, November 2, 2019.
Police rushed Luciano Dibdib to the hospital, but the latter died along the way.
Police Maj. Rolan Aliser, Dalaguete police chief, said Dibdib was the town’s second most wanted person.
He was accused of frustrated murder after he allegedly shot his sister-in-law, Elisa Argoncillo, on Friday night, November 1, in Barangay Jolomaynon in the same town.
Before Dibdib shot Argoncillo, he reportedly threatened to kill his wife’s relatives who allegedly maligned him.
At 7 p.m. on Friday, Argoncillo went to Dibdib’s house but was shot in the head by the suspect.
Argoncillo is currently in critical condition at the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center in Cebu City.
Following the incident, local police immediately looked for Dibdib.
One of Argoncillo’s relatives told investigators they saw Dibdib returning to his family home in Barangay Sacsac to hide.
When police arrived at Dibdib’s house, they asked him to surrender.
But when Dibdib emerged from the house, he allegedly shot at the police officers, prompting them to fire back.
Dibdib, who sustained several gunshot wounds, died before reaching the Julio Cardinal Rosales Memorial Hospital.
Several weapons including a a .56 revolver, a “pugakhang” or improvised shotgun, and numerous bladed weapons were recovered at the crime scene. FROM BBT OF SUPERBALITA CEBU / JKV