Quezon City policemen gunned down a suspected drug pusher during a buy bust operation in Bgy. Bagong Silangan Quezon City.
QCPD acting director Senior Supt. Guillermo Lorenzo T. Eleazar identified the suspect as Joel Mangalindan Sr., 44, of Jubilee New Life, Phase 3, Bgy. Bagong Silang.
A report gathered from the QCPD-Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit said that at around 12:30 p.m. Sunday, anti-illegal drug operatives of QCPD Station 6 conducted a buy-bust operation against the slain suspect, no. 11 on PS-6 drug personality watchlist.
An operative posed as poseur buyer and set a drug deal with the suspect.
During the transaction, the suspect noticed the presence of policemen in the area so he took out a gun and fired at the officers who fired back, killing the suspect who yielded a pistol with magazine with four live bullets, a brown wallet, three heat-sealed plastic sachets with undetermined quantity of shabu, a P500 bill with serial number QT564078.
The suspect was rushed to East Avenue Medical Center where he was declared dead on arrival.