Leyte Mayor Rolando Espinosa killed inside jail

Leyte Mayor Rolando Espinosa killed inside jail

- Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr.was killed in a shootout inside his jail cell

- Killed were the Leyte Mayor and a detainee named Raul Yap

- The two allegedly resisted when the detectives of Northern Leyte CIDG8 served a search warrant

Albuera Leyte Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr. was shot dead by operatives of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group in Northern Leyte (CIDG8) at the Baybay, Leyte Sub-Provincial Jail, 4 a.m. on Saturday.

According to a police incident report, a firefight happened between Espinosa who was with another inmate Raul Yap, and the CIDG where the two detainees were killed. The report said:

“Detectives of Northern Leyte CIDG8 led by PCI Leo Laraga together with RMU8 as participating unit implemented two search warrants inside the Sub-Provincial jail at Brgy. Hipusngo, Baybay City, Leyte in which a firefight ensued between the suspects (subject of the search warrant) and the CIDG8 operatives that resulted [in] the [deaths] of the said suspects namely: Rolando Espinosa and Raul Yap.”
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Leyte Mayor Rolando Espinosa (Photo from philstar.com)

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“The raiding team is now securing the crime scene and waiting for the SOCO-8 to arrive for processing the crime scene.”

The crime scene investigators stated that a one caliber Super .38 and a magazine with live ammunition was recovered from Espinosa's cell while a one caliber .45 and a magazine with live ammunition was found in Yap's cell.

One sachet of suspected shabu and drug paraphernalia was also found in Espinosa's cell, and 10 big sachets of shabu; 5 medium sachets of shabu; 27 packs of suspected dried marijuana leaves; and drug paraphernaila in Yap's cell.

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According to Albuera, Leyte Police Chief Juvy Espinido, the CIDG operatives went to the prison to issue a warrant of arrest for the illegalpossession of firearms. The two detainees allegedly resisted which caused the firefight, killing the two.

Espinosa was arrested on October 4 due to the violations of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 and for illegal possession of firearms and ammunition.

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