Sus­pected pusher shot dead

The Freeman - - NEWS - — Chris­tell Fa­tima M. Tud­tud/BRP

A 28-year-old man was shot dead by uniden­ti­fied as­sailants in­side his house yes­ter­day dawn in Barangay Tabok, Man­daue City.

Chief In­spec­tor Rod­gene Fu­dotan of Basak Po­lice Sta­tion 3 said that Le­muel Ta­ri­man Guardiana, a res­i­dent of Sitio Tabok 1 of the same barangay, was about to sleep when the two as­sailants wear­ing bon­nets en­tered the vic­tim's house around 4:30 a.m.

Guardiana’s live-in part­ner Lowie Marie Sapid told po­lice­men that one of the men pulled out a gun and shot him sev­eral times be­fore both of them fled.

The City Tac­ti­cal Oper­a­tions Cen­ter im­me­di­ately called the po­lice for as­sis­tance. Per­son­nel from the City Dis­as­ter Risk-Re­duc­tion Man­age­ment Of­fice also ar­rived in the area to check on the vic­tim’s sta­tus but he was al­ready dead.

Re­cov­ered from the crime scene was a mag­a­zine loaded with eight live rounds re­port­edly owned by the vic­tim, a fired car­tridge case, and a slug.

In­ves­ti­ga­tion al­legedly re­vealed that the vic­tim was a drug pusher and that he was known to not re­mit pro­ceeds to his su­pe­ri­ors. Fu­dotan said they are now con­duct­ing a fol­lowup in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the in­ci­dent.

Mean­while, an­other al­leged drug ped­dler was killed dur­ing a buy-bust oper­a­tion in Barangay Opao, Man­daue City, around 7:20 p.m. Thurs­day.

Po­lice Of­fi­cer 2 Jenus Ca­pang­pan­gan of MCPO Sta­tion 5 said Ed­uardo Ba­clo­han, who was the sub­ject of the sta­tion's an­tidrug oper­a­tion, re­al­ized he was deal­ing with po­lice­men and pulled out his gun to shoot. Po­lice­men said they had no choice but to fight back.

Eight sa­chets of sus­pected shabu weigh­ing 0.44 grams and es­ti­mated at P5,000 were seized from the sus­pect. Also re­cov­ered was the sus­pect’s Fron­tier re­volver loaded with four live rounds.

The sus­pect, who was in the city's drug watch­list in 2016, was rushed to the Man­daue Dis­trict Hospi­tal but was de­clared dead on ar­rival.

JOY TORREJOS

The body of Le­muel Ta­ri­man Guardiana, a res­i­dent of Sitio Tabok 1, Barangay Tabok, Man­daue City, is car­ried away from his house where two men shot him dead yes­ter­day dawn.

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