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Pusher, user, RIT gunmen die in Caloocan, QC clashes

  • Written by  Edd Reyes, Melnie Ragasa-Jimena with Jenesis Ann Canua
  • Published in Metro
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A construction worker, who was reportedly hooked on drugs, was killed in front of his live-in partner yesterday while an alleged drug peddler was shot dead by suspected members of vigilante group “Caloocan Death Squad” Thursday night in Caloocan City.

Meanwhile, two motor- cycle-riding gunmen were also killed in a shootout in Quezon City yesterday.

Caloocan police chief Senior Supt. Johnson Almazan said Ronald Allan Vismanos, 32, of Agnay Everlasting St., San Vicente Ferrer, Bgy. 178, was already with his live-in partner Gladilyn Tabotabo inside their house when four armed men, all wearing bonnets and face masks, barge in at 1 a.m. and shot him.

Police recovered seven empty shells for cal. .45 pistol, three empty shells and three deformed slugs for cal. .9mm pistol.

The victim’s live-in partner admitted to the police that Vismanos was using drugs but denied selling illegal narcotics.
    
At 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Julius Casquejo, 37, of Phase 6A, Blk. 121, Lot 35, Bgy. 176, Bagong Silang, was walking on his way home when two MC-riding men suddenly stopped in front of him.
    
The back rider, wearing helmet and face mask and armed with cal. .45 pistol, alighted and shot him.
 
A bystander, who refused to be identified, told police that the victim was involved in illegal drug activities.
   
In QC, police killed two MC-riding suspects during an encounter in Bgy. Culiat, yesterday.
   
Acting QCPD director Senior Supt. Guillermo Lorenzo Eleazar said the slain suspects were still unidentified. One of them was described as about 5’4” in height, about 32-35 years old, with tattoos “KARAM” in the right arm and “RAYMART” in the abdomen; the other fatality was about 5’4”in height, 22 to 25 years old, slim-built and fair complexioned.