MANILA, Philippines -- The suspect in the killings of a bank executive, her mother and a househelper in Sta. Cruz, Manila was killed after being shot in the head by police on Thursday.
Manila Police said they were conducting follow-up operations to collect more evidence against the 34-year-old suspect Nestor Delizalde when he suddenly tried to steal a gun from one of the police escorts.
Police said they then had no choice but to shoot the suspect.
Authorities rushed Delizalde to a hospital in Manila but he was declared dead on arrival.
The suspect, a barangay tanod from Tondo, was arrested on Monday and was presented to Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim on Tuesday, after robbing and killing Banco de Oro executive Evelyn Tan, Tan’s mother Teresa and their helper Cristina Bartolay inside their house.
This was not the first incident wherein a suspect allegedly tried to grab a gun from police in Manila.
On February 4, a Chinese national who admitted he was behind the murder of his Chinese girlfriend allegedly committed suicide after grabbing a gun from one of the police, who were escorting him to the Manila City Hall for the inquest proceeding of his case.
Go Shung Young was the prime suspect in the killing of Zhao Chun Lan along Roxas Boulevard on January 14. He was arrested by the Manila Police District (MPD) on February 3.
On September 6, a robbery suspect was killed by the station police commander when he allegedly tried to fire the gun that he snatched from another police while inside the MPD Station 1 in Tondo. -- Report from Noel Alamar, dzMM