Gang member, suspected druggie killed in encounter vs cops in Manila
MANILA, Philippines— Two suspects, including a gang member, were killed after policemen shot them during a police operation in Port Area, Manila on Thursday morning.
A report from Ermita Police Station showed that Arnel Galit, 31, member of the Batang City Jail gang, and Noli Ignacio, who was included in the Manila Police District’s drugs watchlist, were allegedly using illegal drugs at the Baseco compound at 7 a.m.
A concerned citizen tipped them off to the police. As lawmen were about to approach the duo to verify the report, Ignacio and Galit allegedly pulled out their pipe handguns and fired at the police officers.
The suspects, however, missed prompting the law enforcers to fight back and hit the suspects.
Ignacio and Galit were rushed to the Gat Andres Bonifacio Hospital but were declared dead on arrival.
Retrieved from the scene were improvised shotgun firearm with four live ammunition; one gun with 12 shotgun ammunition; five fired cartridge; one fired bullet; drug paraphernalia; three sachets containing suspected shabu; one weighing scale; and aluminum foil.
Manila Police District’s Homicide Section is currently investigating the case.
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