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Pangasinan cops arrest 2 suspects in boatman murder

The two main suspects in the killing of a Pangasinan boatman were arrested by the Pangasinan Police Provincial Office (PPPO) arrested during a hot-pursuit operation on Sunday, August 7.

Police Colonel Richmond Tadina, chief of the PPPO, identified the suspects as Alvaro Queleza Jr, 20, and Alberto Queleza, 21, both fishpen caretakers, and residents of Sitio Calmay Ilokano, Brgy. Calmay, Dagupan City.

According to authorities, both suspects are now in the custody of the Dagupan Police after their direct involvment in the killing of Jimboy Ragasa, 29, who was shot multiple times by the suspects.

The victim sustained three gunshot wounds on his head and body and was declared dead on arrival at Region 1 Medical Center, Dagupan City. Inititial investigation showed that prior to the shooting, the victim allegedly threatened to kill the suspects, prompting them to retaliate.