A SUSPECTED drug pusher was killed in a shootout with authorities during a buy-bust Friday afternoon in Valenzuela City.
Valenzuela police chief Senior Supt. David Nicolas Poklay said Alfredo Mantos, 50, of Manolo Compound, Bgy. Malanday was rushed by his men to the Valenzuela Emergency Hospital but died along the way due to gunshot wounds in the body.
Poklay said Maltos was the target of the operation conducted by joint elements of the Station Drug Enforcement Unit (SDEU) and Police Community Precinct (PCP) 6 past 2 p.m. along Manolo Compound.
The suspect pulled out his handgun when he sensed that he was dealing with a police poseur-buyer and fired at the policeman, but missed.
A brief exchange of gunfire between the suspect and the lawmen ensued until Maltos was hit in the body. The suspect slumped bloodied on the ground.
Elements of the Scene of the Crime Operatives (SOCO) recovered from the crime scene a caliber .9mm pistol with magazine loaded with four live bullets and several pieces of empty shells for caliber .9mm pistol.
At the hospital morgue, SOCO team and SDEU operatives conducted a drug inventory in the presence of Valenzuela Assistant City Prosecutor Randy Caingal and barangay officials and recovered from the slain suspect 11 pieces of heat-sealed plastic sachets containing an undetermined quantity of shabu, a wallet containing the P200 marked money, another sachet of shabu and several pieces of drug paraphernalia.