DAGUPAN CITY- A notorious carnapper and suspected ruthless binged killer who killed his victims was shot dead last June 21 in a police encounter at Barangay Pantal here.
|Ronnie Cacho Zarate|
Police Superintendent Christopher Abrahano, Police Chief here said Ronnie Cacho Zarate escaped from the Pangasinan Provincial Jail on June 1 this year. He was encarcerated at the provincial jail for multiple cases of Murder, Homicide, and carnapping. Police and jail officials have since launched a manhunt for the fugitive.
In his report to,PSSUpt. Rolie Saltat, Officer in Charge of Pangasinan Police Provincial Office, Abrahano said, that on June 20, 2015, they and provincial jail guards received information that the fugitive was hiding somewhere in this city.
At around 3pm, June 21, authorities cornered him at a house in Tabacalera, Barangay Pantal, here. Instead of surrendering to authorities, he lobbed a grenade towards the arresting team prompting the team to return fire. Zarate was killed instantly. Fortunately, the grenade did not explode.
Zarate gained notoriety after several carnapping and robbery with homicide incidents were attributed to him. He would shoot his victims even when they did not resist him.
Mayor Belen Fernandez lauded the City police for a job well done.