MANILA Police District policemen killed a suspected drug dealer during a police buy-bust operation in Malate late Sunday night, while a second suspect was able to flee and evade police pursuit.
PO3 Roel Candelario said undercover police asset was attempting to buy P200 worth of methamphetamines or Shabu from the suspects known by the aliases Aries Demonyo and Bekbek.
The suspects arrived at the scene on a sports utility vehicle (SUV), and the police operation went bad as Aries alighted from the vehicle and attempted to frisk the asset. The police were forced to prematurely spring their trap and Bekbek was able to drive away and evade police pursuit.
Police gave chase to Aries and was killed when he attempted to fight off his police pursuers.