A suspected drug pusher was killed in a shootout with police during a buy-bust operation in Barangay Malanday, Marikina City Wednesday night.
The suspect, identified as Lourd Gadian, who was in the drugs watch list of the police, allegedly engaged police in a gun battle during the sting operation.
The police report said the suspect pulled out a gun when he sensed that the anti-drug operatives were around. He allegedly fired at the police agents, forcing them to shoot back, resulting in his immediate death.
Recovered from the suspect were a .38 caliber revolver, five plastic sachets containing suspected ‘shabu’ (methamphetamine hydrochloride), and other drug paraphernalia.
Aside from drug peddling, the suspect was also involved in robbery in the cities of Marikina and Quezon.