Dárlán Páléncìá Bárcélón
Libon, Albay, [11.22.16] – Another member of the notorious Concepcion gang was reportedly killed in a shoot out with the authorities and another gang member was also arrested on Monday night in Barangay Nogpo, Libon, Albay.
Police identified the casualty as Jose De los Reyes, 50 years old fish vendor of Barangay Nogpo while a certain Alfredo Mata was also arrested .
According to the report, the shooting incident transpired at around 10:00 o’ clock in the evening of November 21, 2016 when joint element of 5th Regional Public Safety Battalion, Albay Provincial Public Safety Company, Police Intelligence Branch, Regional Intelligence Unit, Criminal Investigation and Detection Group and Libon Municipal Police Station has implemented the warrant of arrest against Gilbert Concepcion and his group at the residence of Ogie Lisaba in Barangay Nogpo, Libon, Albay.
Police Officer 2 Manolo Nierva, a member of 5th Regional Public Safety Batallion was wounded on his right hand, but out of danger.
Last December 29, 2015, the Deputy Chief of Police of Libon, Albay Police Senior Inspector Joerem Calleja Kallos was killed by a lone bullet from an unknown assassin while conducting a checkpoint at Sitio Pinagbadilan, Barangay Buga, Libon, Albay in an attempt to arrest Concepcion.
Gilbert Concepcion who is at-large, together with his group have a pending arrest warrant for murder issued by Judge Mamerto Buban of the Tabaco City Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 18 for the killing of Morales in 2012.