Sorsogon City, [05.08.17] – The accused killer of the former president of Association of Barangay Chairman [Liga ng mga Barangay] Joel O. Briones of Donsol, Sorsogon was killed in Candelaria, Quezon on Saturday.
In a news release issued by Police Superintendent Nonito F. Marquez, Police Community Relation-Public Information Officer of Sorsogon Police Provincial Office identified the killed accused, as Eduardo Magtibay alias Edgar Garcia.
Elements of Candelaria Municipal Police Station and Quezon Provincial Public Safety Company [QPPSC] conducted a buy bust operation on Saturday [May 6, 2017] at around 10:10 o’ clock in the morning against Eduardo Magtibay and his cohorts identified as Velmar Ferrera Antonio at Doña Margarita Subdivision, Barangay Malabanban Norte, Candelaria, Quezon, the news release said.
The 49 years old accused was killed by the police operatives during the operation and his associates were also arrested.
Recovered from the crime scene were six  pieces transparent plastic sachet containing white crystalline substance believed to be shabu, one  hand grenade and one  Armscor caliber 45.
Magtibay alias Edgar Garcia was accused in the murder of then ABC President Joel O. Briones who was killed on October 9, 2016 at Barangay Tinanogan, Donsol, Sorsogon and has a standing warrant of arrest for the crime of murder issued by Judge Rofebar F. Gerona, Presiding Judge of Regional Trial Court, Branch 53, Sorsogon City issued on January 10, 2017.