An alleged drug pusher in Pandacan, Manila was killed in a buy-bust Friday morning.
The Station Anti-Illegal Drugs-Special Operation Task Unit of Police Station 10 sought Michael “MacMac” Serrano, 35, who was on the police drug watch list.
PO2 Joel Delos Santos posed as a buyer and transacted with Serrano in front of his house, a police report said. During the transaction, Serrano sensed that Santos was a police officer.
Serrano ran back to his house and shouted “Pulis ka! [You’re a policeman!]”
Serrano was said to have fired shots at Santos but only hit the door. The policeman then opened the door and saw the suspect holding a gun.
Santos asked Serrano to surrender. When Serrano refused, the policeman fired shots, which led to the suspect’s death.
Police recovered five pieces of plastic sachets containing white crystalline substance suspected as shabu, and a .38-caliber revolver.