Gun-for-hire leader killed, pal wounded in Pangasinan
URBIZTONDO, Pangasinan: The alleged leader of a gun- for- hire and illegal drugs syndicate was killed while his companion was seriously wounded in a shootout with operatives in San Carlos City on Thursday.
Killed was Danilo Fernandez of Barangay Coliling who was tagged by police as No. 1 most wanted person in San Carlos City for the killing of a policeman and wounding of another during an encounter last June 6.
His wounded companion - buya Bulatao, top drug dealer in Basista town and resident of Poblacion, San Carlos City.
Pangasinan Police Director, Senior Supt. Ronald Oliver-Lee, told The Manila Times that Fer- nandez and Bulatao were spotted on board a green Hyundai Getz along the provincial road in Poblacion at about 4:50 p.m. on September 14.
San Carlos City policemen led by Supt. Nestor Cusi, chased them until they reached Barangay Camambugan here and
Fernandez was declared deadon-arrival at the Blessed Family Hospital while Bulatao who was wounded surrendered.
The slain suspect is the alleged leader of the Papsie Gang engaged in gun-for-hire and allegedly connected with the drug syndicate inside the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City.