Armed men shot dead a policeman and his wife in Malvar, Batangas, Sunday afternoon, police said.

Superintendent Arcadio Ronquillo, provincial police spokesman, identified the fatalities as PO3 Zoilo Manalo, assigned at Metro Manila’s Southern Police District, and his wife Elvie.

Two unidentified men shot the couple along R. Latayan st., Brgy. Poblacion, around 4:10 p.m. before fleeing towards Lipa City on board a motorcycle, Ronquillo said.

Manalo was brought to the Mercado General Hospital in Tanuan City due to two bullet wounds on the head, but was declared dead on arrival by doctors.

His wife expired while being treated at the same hospital for a bullet wound on the body, Ronquillo said. (John Roson)

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