August 6, 2021

Police Col. Michael Bawayan Jr. Fatally Shot by Fellow Cop in Sulu

Police Colonel Michael Bawayan Jr., the PNP director in Sulu has been shot dead by a fellow policeman on Friday afternoon. The suspect has been identified as Police Staff Sergeant Imran Jilah, 43 years old and a resident of San Raymundo, Jolo. The incident occurred at a quarantine control point in barangay Asturias, Jolo, Sulu.Col. Bawayan was 49 years old. 

According to the People's Television Network (PTV), a state-controlled media outfit, Col. Bawayan admonished Staff Sgt. Jilah concerning his duties. This led to a heated argument which led to the shooting. Col. Bawayan was performing routine inspection at the control point when the incident happened. 

Bawayan was rushed to a nearby hospital but he was reportedly declared dead on arrival. Bawayan is a Cordilleran with residential address in Baguio City.

Jilah was also killed by Bawayan's police escorts. 

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