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Prisoner escapes after shooting cop in Zamboanga Sibugay town police station

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A detainee escaped Wednesday after grabbing a service firearm of a policeman and then shooting another cop inside a police station in Zamboanga Sibugay.

Joemar Aukusa, who was arrested on June 11 for three counts of murder, was about to undergo booking process inside the Tungawan Municipal Police Station when the incident happened at around 9:55 a.m., Police Regional Office (PRO) 9 said.

After grabbing the issued firearm of one of the police officers, the suspect went out of the room and then shot the duty desk police officer before fleeing, bringing with him the weapon.

Tungawan police have launched pursuit operation against the suspect, who was listed as the Top 7 most wanted person in the municipality.