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Cop, drug suspect killed in Ecija drug bust

/ 12:59 PM July 17, 2018

GENERAL TINIO, NUEVA ECIJA — A police officer and a suspected drug pusher were killed in a police operation that turned violent in Barangay (village) Pias here on Monday night (July 16).

PO1 Mariano Emmanuel Caparas died from a chest wound when suspect Albert Gutierrez engaged undercover policemen in a 9:45 p.m. firefight. Caparas was declared dead on arrival at the Medicare Community Hospital here, said Chief Insp. Adriano Gabriel, town police chief.

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The suspect was killed by Caparas’ fellow policemen.

Investigators said the pistol used by the suspect was government-issued that was stolen from a policeman’s vehicle in Cabiao town on July 14.

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Recovered from the suspect were the gun, 1 sachet of shabu (crystal meth) and a motorcycle. ARMAND GALANG

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TAGS: Adriano Gabriel, Albert Gutierrez, Drugs, Emmanuel Caparas, Police
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