TWO suspected drug personalities, including a woman, were killed by alleged members of a vigilante group while two drug dealers were shot dead by policemen and another was seriously wounded in a buy-bust operation Tuesday in Caloocan City
Willie Ramos, 40, jobless, of 2666 Saint Peter St., Barracks II, was with his son Jayson at the tricycle terminal of Bgy. 164 at 11:45 p.m. when a a gunman shot him repeatedly, causing his untimely death.
After the killing, the suspect, wearing bonnet and face mask, fled on foot. Several empty shells for unknown caliber of firearm were recovered at the crime scene. During investigation, Jayson admitted that his father was involved in illegal drug activities.
At 6 p.m., Jennifer de Guzman, 34, of 68-F Balagtas St., Bgy. 143, Bagong Barrio, was at the wake of a certain Robert Tejoso on Hoses Alley, Gen. Malvar Street, when about eight unidentified suspects on board four motorcycles arrived.
Two of the back riders, wearing helmets and face masks and armed with cal. .45 pistols, alighted and shot the victim thrice in the body, killing her instantly. The suspects quickly fled.
Police recovered from the left pocket of the victim a plastic sachet of suspected shabu while three empty shells for cal. .45 pistol were found by responding policemen in the area.
Earlier at 4:30 p.m., elements of Station Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Group (SAIDSOTG) shot dead Manuel Diaz, 35, of Salay-Salay corner Estimada Sts., Bgy. 8, and Rowel Operio, 29, of 2117 Estimada Int. Sal-mon St., while their alleged cohort Joseph Magayones was rushed to Caloocan City Medical Center for treatment of a gunshot wound in the body.
Caloocan police chief Senior Supt. Johnson Almazan said the slain suspects were the subject of a buy-bust operation conducted by police inside a shanty located at the corner of Salay-Salay and Estimada Streets in Bgy. 8.
However, when the suspects sensed that they were dealing with police decoy, they pulled out their firearms and fired at the officers, who returned fire, killing Diaz and Operio while Magayones was seriously wounded.
During the operation, police also arrested Jimbo Amami, 29, of 632 Julian Felipe St.; Jong Donaire, 28, of Block 39, Salay-Salay St.; and a 15-year-old boy who allegedly acted as runner for illegal drugs.
Elements of the Scene of the Crime Operatives recovered from the slain suspects a cal. .9mm pistol, a cal. .38 revolver, two plastic sachets of shabu, a plastic sachet containing marijuana leaves and drug paraphernalia.