AN alleged drug dealer was killed while his cohort escaped during a buy-bust operation conducted the other night by the Manila Police District (MPD) in Malate, Manila.
Investigation by SPO2 Charles John Duran of the MPD-Crimes Against Persons Investigation Section (CAPIS) and PO3 Roel Candelario said that at around 11:20 p.m. on Sunday, a cop posing as a buyer was able to purchase P200 worth of shabu from the suspects, identified only through their aliases as ‘Aries Demonyo,’ 47, said to be a member of the ‘Sputnik Gang’ and ‘Bekbek’.
The suspects reportedly arrived in the agreed area, in front of the Rizal Memorial Stadium in Malate near the corner of M. Adriatico and P. Ocampo Streets, aboard a sports utility vehicle. ‘Demonyo’ got off the vehicle and approached the poseur-buyer identified as PO1 Kirk Alwyn Gonzales but allegedly, he subsequently sensed that the buyer was a policeman.
When ‘Demonyo’ allegedly engaged the cop in a shootout, ‘Bekbek’ sped toward President Quirino Avenue, leaving behind ‘Demonyo,’ who died instantly from six gunshot wounds and from whom police recovered a cal. .38 revolver with four live ammunition and five sachets of shabu.