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Cops kill man wanted for drugs in Quezon

LUCENA CITY – Police killed a man wanted for drug pushing as he resisted arrest in Gumaca town in Quezon province Tuesday night.

Gumaca police chief Sr. Insp. San Juan Felmar Aquino said in a report that authorities were about to serve the warrant of arrest against Alberto “Billy” Lee, 58, in Barangay Progreso around 7:30 p.m. when a shootout ensued.

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The arresting team included anti-illegal drugs operatives from the local police station and provincial headquarters, Aquino noted.

Lee reportedly fired at authorities using his caliber .45-pistol instead of surrendering peacefully. This prompted policemen to shoot back, killing the suspect.

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Police said another drug suspect managed to run away and escape during the chaos.

According to police, Lee has been a wanted man for being a drug pusher in Lucena City. The suspect, police added, went into hiding in Gumaca town to elude arrest. /kga

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