Negros town's 'most wanted' killed in shootout

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 18 2012 07:16 PM | Updated as of Jul 19 2012 03:16 AM

MANILA, Philippines – A murder suspect tagged as “most wanted” in Binalbagan, Negros Occidental was killed after a grenade exploded during a shootout with police on Tuesday.

Authorities said the suspect, Roger Era, was killed after a grenade he allegedly grabbed from his bag exploded.

Police said they were about to arrest Era in Barangay Gargato, Hinigaran for murder when the encounter occurred.

The Philippine National Police’s (PNP) Regional Intelligence Unit 6 team supervisor Insp. Bong Torculas said Era evaded arrest and engaged the arresting cops in a gunfight.

PNP said Era is considered the “most wanted person” in Binalbagan. -- Report from Romeo Subaldo, ABS-CBN News Negros