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Drug suspect slain, another nabbed in Ecija buy-bust

/ 12:27 PM June 26, 2019

SAN JOSE CITY –– A suspected drug peddler was killed after reportedly engaging policemen in a gunfight here on Tuesday.

Police Lt. Col. Heryl Bruno, city police chief, said Joselito Gonzales, resisted arrest during a buy-bust operation, resulting in a brief chase and shootout with anti-narcotics agents in Barangay Caanawan at 9:15 p.m.

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Bruno said responding policemen shot the suspect who fired at them using a .38-caliber revolver.

The shootout happened a few minutes after another drug suspect, who was identified as Isagani Domingo, was arrested in a separate buy-bust operation in the same village at 8:40 p.m.

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Domingo yielded two sachets of “shabu” (crystal meth) during the operation, police said. Armand Galang

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