BACOOR: A drug pusher was killed in a shootout with members of Cavite Provincial Poalice on Sunday in Barangay Maliksi.
The fatality was identified as 26-year-old John Francis Almedra Hernale of 138-E Barangay Maliksi 3, Bacoor City.
Two policemen—Police Officer 2 (PO2) Aries Tagle Lachica and PO1 Jorex Cuyag Gutilban, both members of Police Intelligence Branch in Cavite—were also wounded during the shootout.
Investigators said that while the Cavite Provincial Intelligence Branch in coordination with Bacoor City was conducting an operation on anti-illegal drugs at Barangay Maliksi 3, the suspect fired at the arresting policemen, who fire back but were wounded.
The suspect, who suffered wounds in different parts of his body, died even before he was rushed to Las Piñas City District Hospital.
The two policemen are now recuperating at Saint Dominic Medical Center in Bacoor City.