Jessie Catayna
  • Sex: Male
  • Age: 47
Incident Details
  • Killed in police operation at home
  • Date of Incident: October 12, 2018
  • Time of Incident: 1:30 am
  • Location of Incident: Matalam, Cotabato (North Cotabato)

What was intended to be a service of a search warrant turned into a bloody operation when a wanted man allegedly engaged police in a shootout in Cotabato province before dawn Friday.
Jessie Catayna alias “Jess,” 47, of Purok 2, Sitio Bliss, Brgy. Manubuan, Matalam, Cotabato was shot dead after allegedly resisting arrest and fighting it out with cops.
Meanwhile, Police Officer 2 Joey Quicoy, of the Matalam Municipal Police Station, sustained gunshot wounds in the right shoulder and buttocks.
A report reaching Chief Superintendent Eliseo Rasco, regional director of Police Regional Office (PRO) 12, disclosed that joint elements from Cotabato police’s Provincial Intelligence Branch (PIB), Provincial Mobile Force Company (CPMFC) and Matalam Municipal Police Station served the warrant against Catayna in his house around 1:30 a.m.
The search warrant was issued by Judge Alandrex Betoya, presiding judge of Cotabato Regional Trial Court Branch 16 dated October 8, 2018 for violation of Republic Act 10591 or the Comprehensive Law on Firearms and Ammunition.
According to the report, the raiding team had just entered Catayna’s house when they were met with gunfire from one of the rooms.
PO2 Quicoy, who was among the first to enter the abode, went down after being hit.
Police retaliated and hunted down Catayna in the room where he was asked to surrender.
However, he answered with more bullets so the cops fired back, the report said.
Catayna was hit several times in the body and was rushed to Babol General Hospital in Poblacion, Matalam, Cotabato for medical attention. However, he was declared on arrival by the attending doctor.
Meanwhile, PO2 Quicoy was brought to Matalam Midway Hospital before being transferred to Kidapawan Medical Specialist Center, Inc. in Kidapawan City for treatment.
Scene of the Crime Operatives processed the crime scene and recovered 22 pieces of fired cartridge cases of caliber 5.56 mm., a fired cartridge case of caliber 45. pistol, a caliber .45 pistol, and a bullet for a caliber .45 pistol.
The cops also searched Catayna’s house and recovered a hand grenade and two heat-sealed transparent plastic sachet containing suspected methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu.
The recovered items were submitted to the Crime Laboratory and Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Unit for proper disposition.