A POLICE anti-narcotic operative was gunned down by motorcycle riding gunmen on Thursday night in a remote village in San Leonardo town in Nueva Ecija, belated police reports said on Saturday. Reports reaching the Philippine National Police-National Operation Center in Camp Crame, Quezon City (Metro Manila), identified the slain police officer as PO3 Michael Juan, 42,and detailed with the San Leonardo Municipal Police Station. The police report said initial investigation showed Juan was on board his motorcycle to visit his colleague as they were about to conduct an anti-drug operation. Investigation also showed the suspects was able to catch up Juan at a narrow road in San Leonardo town at around 10 p.m. on Thursday and shot him several times using a .45 caliber pistol, police reports said. A bystander rushed Juan to a nearby hospital where he was declared dead on arrival.