CAMP Macabulos, Tarlac City -- A notorious drug pusher was shot to death Tuesday by an undercover cop during a buy-bust operation in Bgy. Caniag, Camiling, Tarlac.
Acting Tarlac police director Senior Supt. Ritchie M. Posadas identified the suspect as Rodel Reynaldo, alias “Pusa”, of Bgy. Poblacion Sur, Paniqui, Tarlac.
Posadas said the suspect died on the spot due to bullet wounds in the body.
PO2 Dwight Poquiz, a member of Camiling Police Station’s Drug Enforcement Unit who acted as poseur-buyer in the said drug deal, was forced to shoot the suspect to defend himself.
According to Posadas, the suspect pulled out a handgun and engaged the undercover cop to a firefight after detecting that he was being entrapped during the drug deal at around 9 p.m.
A SOCO team which processed the scene recovered from the body of the suspect a plastic bag of shabu and a cal. .38 revolver with defaced markings.
The pusher’s body was brought to Lotis Funeral Homes for autopsy while the pieces of evidence were brought to Tarlac PNP Crime Laboratory Office for examination.