AN alleged small-time drug pusher was killed after he allegedly resisted arrest by policemen from the Manila Police District-Station 8 during a buy-bust operation in Sta. Mesa, Manila the other day.
The suspect was identified as Rolan dela Cruz Castro, of Parsel Area, Sta. Mesa, Manila. He died from several gunshot wounds in the body.
SPO1 Lester Evangelista of the MPD-homicide section said the operation was carried out based on information that the suspect had been openly selling illegal drugs and was also a “runner” for drugs.
After the cop who posed as a buyer was able to buy P100 worth of shabu, the suspect reportedly sensed he was dealing with a police officer and pulled out a gun and fired but missed the lawman.
The cop’s colleague, PO1 Ryan Jay Bulanadi, shot and killed the suspect.