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Leyte city cops hunt village chief in farmer’s slay

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ORMOC CITY — A farmer was killed whereas his father was wounded after a village chief allegedly shot them in Barangay Lanauan, Pastrana city, Leyte on Wednesday.

Jamesbert Abanes, 35, and his father Arnulfo, 68, had been rushed to the Schistosomiasis Hospital in Palo, Leyte, however the former was declared lifeless on arrival by the attending doctor. His father remains to be being handled within the hospital.

Lt. Anatalio Ortega Jr., chief of the Pastrana Police Station, mentioned the suspect was recognized as Rogelio Empillo, 49, chairman of Barangay Lanauan, Pastrana, Leyte.

Preliminary investigation disclosed that Jamesbert was engaged on his rice discipline, which is adjoining to the suspect’s rice discipline when the latter shot the sufferer. His father, who tried to assist his son, was additionally shot by the suspect, who instantly fled on board his bike after the incident.

Pastrana policemen are conducting a scorching pursuit operation to arrest Empillo.

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