Drug personality dies in police shootout in Ormoc

By: - Correspondent / @rdejonINQ
/ 07:54 PM October 19, 2018

Members of the Scene of the Crime Operatives process the crime scene where Rodrigo Pepito, a drug surrenderer, succumbed to a gunshot wound after he allegedly put up a fight with the police. INQUIRER photo / Robert Dejon

ORMOC CITY—A drug surrenderer was shot dead by policemen in what they claimed was a shootout following a buy bust operation at Sitio Lunas, Barangay Can-untog here on Friday morning.

Senior Insp. Franklin Romeo Parangan, head of the City Drug Enforcement Unit (CDEU), identified the suspect as Rodrigo Pepito, 55, and a resident of Sitio Lunas.


Parangan said a police backup was forced to shoot at Pepito after he pointed a .38-caliber pistol at the undercover policeman and pulled the trigger thrice but the gun didn’t fire.

Recovered from the suspect was a small plastic sachet containing white substance suspected to be shabu bought by the poseur buyer for P500.


His sling bag contained 13 sachets of shabu worth about P20,000. /jpv

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