Cebu - A retired US Marine soldier, was killed in a firefight with the Talisay City police after he shot his stepson and the Lawaan III Barangay captain. - US Navy Dean Torrefranca had a land dispute with Jed Ybañez (30), the son of his deceased wife Delia Ybañez Torrefranca, from their previous marriage. The land dispute started when Delia died over a month ago and Jed claimed the house and the two cars. At 9 o'clock, Jed and his uncle Bobby Omaña tried to get rid of a former police officer to clear their argument with Torrefranca in front of the Barangay captain, but they could not agree. Omaña says the house of Delia and the two cars had been bought during his first marriage with Jed to his father, which is why Jed claimed the possessions. Around 11 am, Jed and Bobby, along with Lawaan III Barangay captain Jimmy Bartilic (59) and a Barangay Tanod, came to Torrefranca's house to reschedule the dispute. Torrefranca received them with an AK-47 assault rifle and a .45 pistol and wore a bullet-proof vest. Jed and Bartilic fled and were shot dead by Torrefranca, Omaña and the Barangay-Tanod were able to flee in the opposite direction. Torrefranca then went to the second floor of his house when the police arrived. There was a shootout and Torrefranca set fire to his house. After that, there were sporadic shots within the next hour. When the fire stopped, the police found the burned corpse of the US Navy. The Deputy Chief of Talisay City Police Police Police Major Ardioleto Cabagnot says that Torrefranca was killed in the shootout by his policemen while the Police Regional Office - Central Visayas (PRO-7) Chief Police Brigadier General Debold Sinas said that Torrefranca suffocated in his house after he had lit it.