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Journalists Killed in 2009 - Motive Confirmed: Jojo Trajano

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 2010
Cite as Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 2009 - Motive Confirmed: Jojo Trajano, January 2010, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4e64969a19.html [accessed 23 September 2014]
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Remate
June 3, 2009, in Taytay Town, Philippines

Reporter Trajano was killed in crossfire during a police raid of an alleged organized crime den near Manila, according to local and international news reports.

Members of the group, which was suspected of drug trafficking and theft, opened fire on police during the 2:30 a.m. raid in Taytay Town, Rizal province, according to the reports. Trajano and a police officer were fatally wounded; a suspect was also killed when police returned fire. Trajano, who had accompanied police in his role as a crime reporter for the local newspaper Remate, was pronounced dead at a local hospital, according to the reports.

Police detained six people following the raid but said that at least two suspects, including the group's alleged leader, had evaded arrest, according to the GMA News Web site.

Medium:Print
Job:Print Reporter
Beats Covered:Crime
Gender:Male
Local or Foreign:Local
Freelance:No
Type of Death:Dangerous Assignment
Suspected Source of Fire:Criminal Group

 

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