Suspected of having shot a Consolacion policeman killed during an “armed encounter”
CEBU CITY, Philippines – A 42-year-old man died in an ‘armed encounter’ with police at Sitio Tarcom, Barangay Lahug, Cebu City on Monday, June 6, 2022, hours after escaping from Barangay Casili in City of Consolacion for shooting a policeman.
Reynaldo Ydil, 42, of Barangay Carreta in Cebu City, died in a reported shootout with police officers conducting a chase operation in Barangay Lahug on Monday morning.
Police Lt. Col. Mark Gifter Sucalit, deputy director of operations for the Cebu Provincial Police Bureau (CPPO), said he received information from an informant about Ydil’s presence in the Lahug.
“Revealing his tropa, nor engaging gyud ang suspect. Gyud confirmed (Ydil is the suspect of the Consolacion Police murder),” Sucalit said.
Ydil immediately escaped from Barangay Casili after shooting dead Police Staff Sergeant Careby Clyde Alinsug, a consolacion police station drug enforcement officer.
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Alinsug was on surveillance around 8 p.m. on Sunday, June 5, 2022 in Barangay Casili, Consolacion town, when Ydil shot him after detecting the presence of police in the area. The suspect shot multiple times at Alinsug and his companion, Gibson Tibon, a police officer.
Initially, Alinsug was shot and injured in the lower abdomen and chest. However, the police have not yet been able to confirm the number of gunshot wounds Alinsug suffered.
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Tibon, meanwhile, is said to be in critical condition.
“Nagconduct sya ng information verification nareceive namin na merong bagong drug personality. Then nung nilakad niya, vinerify nya kasama ang informant then nung naka sense yung suspect na sila ay police kaya nakipagbuno ito sa ating police,” said police major Jude Cebrero, chief of the Consolacion police station.
Conscolacion is about 19 kilometers north of Cebu City.
Cebrero said Alinsug was not wearing a body armor at the time as he was just watching the suspect.
Police Lt. Col. Verniño Noserale, Head of Mandaue City Police Bureau Chief Intelligence Unit, said they coordinated with the other units for the pursuit as they received information about Ydil’s presence in their areas of jurisdiction, particularly in Barangay Jagobiao, that night.
Besides what happened to Ydil, two individuals, including an 18-year-old woman, were also arrested as alleged cohorts of the suspect. The woman identified as Ariane Gocela, 18, a resident of Sitio Tarcom, Barangay Lahug, was believed to be the suspect’s partner and the suspect’s girlfriend at the time of the incident.
However, Gocela denied this and said she only met Ydil two weeks ago and that Ydil helped her financially support her one-year-old daughter. However, she clarified that she had no relationship with the suspect.
“Wala rami ana niya. Nalooy rana siya sa akong anak…Wala ko kabalo ana (illegal drug activity) kay di mana siya tigsulti nako,” Gocela said.
“Pagkadlawon ana naabot sya diri, habal-habal raman to iyang gisakyan paingon dri, samaran sa may paahan dapit,” she added.
The other cohort allegedly arrested was identified as Danilo Aguilar, 27, a resident of Sitio Tarcom, Barangay Lahug. According to Noserale, Aguilar was the one who provided the suspect with a rescue motorbike, which is why he was able to reach Barangay Lahug from Consolacion town.
However, in an interview, Aguilar said that he did not know Ydil personally and that Gocela only asked him to buy medicine at dawn on Monday to treat the gunshot wound Ydil had suffered during the attack. Consolation incident.
Ydil was shot in the left leg.
Noserale further stated that they will coordinate and investigate the owner of the room where the suspect was killed and both individuals have been arrested.
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