AN alleged notorious drug peddler was shot dead while three others were arrested while holding a shabu session during a police drug-bust operation yesterday in Las Piñas City.
Killed was Jerome Balderama, alias Jerome, of 258 Itaguyod St., Bgy. CAA/BF International, Las Piñas City.
Balderama suffered several gunshot wounds in the body and was declared dead on arrival at Las Piñas Doctors Hospital.
Arrested were Joseph Rabosa, Larry Dela Rosa and Jaypee Penaflor.
The incident took place when police raided Balderama’s house at 3 p.m.
Police said the suspect, tagged as a notorious drug peddler in the neighborhood, sensed the presence of policemen and immediately fired his gun, prompting the policemen to return fire, killing him.
The three other suspects, on the other hand, were arrested after they were caught holding a shabu session.
Police recovered the suspects a revolver with four bullets, two spent shells, a 12-gauge shotgun with two bullets, four plastic sachet containing shabu and assorted drug paraphernalia.