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Drug suspect dead in Batangas shootout

/ 06:26 AM October 05, 2016
Drug suspect killed in shootout with police (INQUIRER FILE PHOTO/ FROM THE POLICE FILES)

Drug suspect killed in shootout with police (INQUIRER FILE PHOTO/ FROM THE POLICE FILES)

SAN PEDRO CITY, Laguna — A suspected drug pusher died in a gunfight with policemen who were serving a search warrant in Tanauan City in Batangas province on Tuesday.

Supt. Chitadel Gaoiran, information officer of the Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon) regional police office, said Regie Javier, a resident of Barangay 4 in Tanauan, was hit as he exchanged shots with policemen at 5:45 a.m.

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Javier died while being taken to the Sto. Tomas General Hospital in Sto. Tomas town.

Gaoiran said police recovered a .45-gun and five sachets of suspected “shabu” (methamphetamine hydrochloride) from the slain suspect.  SFM

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