A FORMER member of Philippine National Police (NP) who was dismissed for being Absent Without Official Leave (AWOL) was killed when he resisted arrest during a buy bust operation on Valentine’s day in Pulilan, Bulacan.
The fatality was identified as PO3 Rowell Reynon alias Balat, dismissed P, included in the Drug Watch list of Pulilan MPS and resident of Sta. Cruz, Guiguinto, Bulacan.
Reynon was dismissed from the police service in 2010 and was allegedly a member of Alabang boys.
The buy bust operation was conducted at around 5 a.m. by elements of Drugs Enforcement Team and Intelligence Operatives of Pulilan MPS led by Police Chief Inspector Joy V. Placido at Barangay Lumbac, Pulilan, Bulacan.
The operation was conducted in response to the information that the former cop was engaged in illegal drug operation.
During the operation the suspect sensed that he was negotiating with policemen so.he immediately took his gun and fired at the cops who were prompted retaliate killing the suspect instantly.
Recovered from the encounter site were one caliber .38 handgun, black Honda motorcycle and shoulder bag of the suspect.