Lawyer survives ambush in Quezon City, kills 1 attacker

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Manila, Philippines – A lawyer did not only survive an ambush in Quezon City at past midnight Tuesday, he also killed one of his attackers and injured another.

An Unang Balita report said lawyer Argel Joseph Cabatbat was on board his car when three men riding two motorcycles fired at him at the corner of East Avenue and EDSA.

Surviving the attack, the report said Cabatbat chased his attackers and ran them over.

Cabatbat was able to kill one of the attackers. He recovered a police ID of a certain Police Officer 1 Mark Ayeras from the slain attacker.

A Super Radyo dzBB report said that according to Quezon City Police District (QCPD) director Chief Superintendent Guillermo Eleazar, the policeman was assigned at the National Capital Region Police Office’s (NCRPO) anti-illegal drugs unit.

The radio report said the Quezon City police is already validating the identity of the slain attacker of the lawyer.

The report addded that according to Eleazar, the policeman served at the QCPD before being transferred to the NCRPO.

The lawyer’s other attacker who was injured was identified by the QCPD as John Paul Cerillo, a former overseas Filipino worker.

The third companion of the two suspects was able to escape.

Police seized a 9mm pistol and .45 pistol from the suspects.

Investigations are ongoing to determine the motive for the attack.

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