Calabarzon’s most wanted dies in Lucena shootout

November 14, 2018
Murder Suspect
The slain suspect lies on the ground.

LUCENA City -- A wanted felon facing several criminal cases was killed in a shootout with policemen who were about to serve warrants for his arrest in Purok Bagong Silang, Bgy. Silangang Mayao, here, Tuesday night.

Dennis Rafa, alias “Ala Eh”, 35, suffered several bullet wounds and died on the spot during the shootout with operatives of Regional Intelligence Division under Supt. Serafin Fetalio and Lucena City Police Station under Supt. Reydante Ariza, said Senior Supt. Osmundo de Guzman, Quezon police director.

De Guzman said Rafa has been wanted for murder, frustrated murder and violations of the Omnibus Election Code and listed as Calabarzon region’s 10th most wanted man.

He said the joint teams were armed with warrants for Rafa’s arrest issued by Judges Adolfo Encomienda  Agripino Bravo and Romeo Buenaventura, of Lucena City Regional Trial Court Branch 57, 55 and 59, respectively.

When the policemen were about to serve the arrest orders, Ariza said Rafa, who was armed with a cal. .45 pistol immediately resisted and opened fire.

Ariza said this prompted operatives to fire back, killing Rafa on the spot.

Elements of Quezon Provincial Crime Laboratory Office, who processed the crime scene, recovered the pistol used by the suspect.