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Drug suspect slain in shootout with Valenzuela cops

Drug suspect slain in shootout with Valenzuela cops

MANILA, Philippines — A drug suspect was killed after he tried to shoot it out with three law enforcers during a buy-bust operation in Valenzuela City on Thursday evening. 

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Members of Valenzuela police station Drug Enforcement Unit, led by Capt. Segundino Bulan, conducted the operation to entrap suspect Ramon Caparas, 50, along Road 3, Lingahan in Barangay Malanday at 7:39 p.m.

An undercover police officer was able to buy five pieces of plastic sachets containing shabu from Caparas but the suspect became suspicious and pulled out a gun.

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Report said Caparas fired a few shots at the police officer but missed. He unloaded a few more rounds before two back-up policemen retaliated, hitting him in the body.  

Caparas was rushed to the Valenzuela City Emergency Hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival at around 7:55 p.m.

Recovered from the scene were one caliber .38 revolver with three live ammunition; three fired cartridge cases; four fired cartridge cases; six plastic sachets containing marijuana leaves; 10 heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets containing shabu; and marked money worth P1,000.

Police will conduct further investigation of the incident. (Editor: Jonathan P. Vicente)

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