(UPDATE) Mayor Rolando Espinosa of Albuera, Leyte shot at police before he was killed by authorities, an official said Saturday.
Using .45-caliber pistols, Albuera and fellow slain inmate Raul Yap fired shots while they were being served a search warrant by operatives of the PNP’s Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) Region 8.
“Silang dalawa nagpaputok at napilitan operatiba na gumanti,” said CIDG Region 8’s Supt. Melvin Marcos.
[The two of them fired shots and operatives just fired back]
Earlier, the CIDG reported that Espinosa was shot dead inside his cell at the Baybay City Provincial Jail.
Espinosa was among the politicians linked by President Rodrigo Duterte to the illegal drug trade.
He was arrested in October for illegal drug possession. After several days, his son Kerwin was nabbed in Abu Dhabi.