Suspected robber shot dead in Manila

Posted at Dec 19 2012 10:58 AM | Updated as of Dec 19 2012 06:58 PM

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MANILA, Philippines - A suspected robber was shot dead in a police encounter in Manila before dawn Wednesday.

Police said the suspect, who was with another man on board a motorcycle without registration plate, drove past a checkpoint and fired shots.

The suspect was eventually gunned down along Algeciras Street in Sampaloc district.

The slain suspect's cohort, meanwhile, fled on foot.

- Umagang Kay Ganda, December 19 2012