Cop kills man refusing arrest in Cebu drug bust
CEBU CITY – A suspected drug pusher was gunned down over the weekend in what police claimed was a legitimate operation in Barangay South Poblacion, San Fernando town, about 41.3 kilometers south of this city.
Benjamin Acero Jr. died of multiple gunshot wounds in the body after he was shot by PO2 Aristeo Tampus following a drug bust past 10 p.m. on Sunday.
Tampus also sustained a gunshot wound in the body and was being treated at the South General Hospital.
Sr. Supt. Edgar Alan Okubo, director of the Cebu Provincial Police Office, said Tampus earlier transacted with Acero for the delivery of a sachet of shabu in exchange of P500.
When the transaction was completed, Tampus tried to arrest Acero.
But the suspect allegedly grabbed the 9 mm gloc service firearm of Tampus and shot the policeman.
Although wounded, Tampus managed to go after Acero. The policeman shot the suspect several times.
Acero was brought to the Carcar Provincial Hospital where he was declared dead on arrival by the attending physician. /kga
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