A drug suspect was shot and killed in a buy-bust in Tondo, Manila at dawn on Friday. Ruel Baldesoto, 45, of Gate 20, Parola Compund, died on the way to Gat Andres Bonifacio Memorial Medical Center. Poseur buyer Police Officer 3 Reynaldo Cordova of Police Station 2 Drug Enforcement Unit met Baldesoto at Pier 2, Isla Putting Bato at about 1:45 a.m. but the suspect suddenly fired at the policeman. Cordova quickly run for cover and engaged the suspect in a firefight. Chief Inspector Michael Garcia, head of the Station 2 anti-drug unit, joined him. Recovered from the crime scene were the .38 caliber pistol of the suspect, four sachets of shabu, and P100 buy-bust money.