DESPITE his gunshot wounds, an alleged drug user managed to dive into murky waters after he supposedly shot it out with Manila Police District (MPD) operatives conducting ‘Operation Tokhang’ in Tondo, Manila, yesterday morning.
Crisanto Marquezes, of Purok 2, Isla Puting Bato, in Tondo, was taken out of the water and rushed to the hospital where he later died.
PO3 Marlon San Pedro of the Manila Police District-Homicide Section said that at around 4:20 a.m., operatives from the Delpan Police Community Precinct conducted operations in the area, accompanied by Barangay Chairman Arnel Parce.
The cops reportedly knocked on the shanty of Marquezes but the police, namely PO2 Elmer Quintos and PO1 Eugene Langcay, were reportedly surprised when they were met by a volley of gunfire, prompting them to retaliate.
Marquezes was hit and still managed to dive into the nearby water.
Recovered from Marquezes’ shanty were five plastic sachets of shabu and drug paraphernalia.