A SUSPECTED big-time drug pusher was killed on Monday in a shootout with lawmen in Mati City, Davao Oriental.
Davao Oriental Police Director Sr. Supt. Harry Espela identified the slain suspect as Macabuat Jabay, a resident of Bgy. Central, Mati City.
Jabay was listed as a “high-value” drug target in the province.
Members of the Mati police were about to serve a warrant of arrest to Jabay when the suspect resisted and tried to harm the arresting officers.
Jabay was rushed to the nearest hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
Records showed that the suspect was a supplier of shabu in Mati City and the nearby provinces.
Recovered at the crime scene were a cal. .38 revolver, one plastic sachet of shabu and drug paraphernalia.