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Suspected drug pusher slain in Lucena buy-bust

/ 11:05 AM January 17, 2019

LUCENA CITY—Police killed a suspected drug pusher after he resisted arrest and allegedly fought back during a buy-bust operation here Wednesday, police said.

Supt. Reydante Ariza, Lucena police chief, said in a report that Christopher Sarco, 38, was killed after he allegedly resisted arrest and shot but failed to hit the arresting police officer after a drug transaction in Barangay (village) Ibabang Iyam around 8:40 p.m.

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The suspect reportedly pulled a caliber .38 revolver from his back and fired at the police officer who was about to arrest him but missed his target.

A back-up policeman, Senior Police Officer 2 Dominic Obligado, quickly retaliated and shot the suspect who was killed on the spot.

Sarco was also a former detainee on theft charges. DELFIN T. MALLARI JR.

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