A cop who allegedly turned into drug pushing was killed when he resisted arrest and fired his gun towards law enforcers during a buy bust operation yesterday afternoon in Binan , Laguna.
The fatality was identified as PO1 Anthony H. Bautista, 38, married, AWOL, and resident of no. 340 Barangay San Vicente, Binan City, Laguna.
Reports reaching Camp Crame showed that the operation was conducted at around 2:45 pm at Barangay San Vicente in Biñan City.
During the operation, the suspect sensed he was negotiating with fellow policemen so he immediately took his gun and fired at the team, prompting the law enforcers to retaliate and kill Bautista.
Recovered from the suspect were one plastic sachet of suspected shabu, P2,000 buy bust money, one caliber .38 pistol and one black coin purse.
The suspect was said to be involved in selling illegal drugs in Barangay Canlalay, Binan City, and some areas of San Pedro, Laguna.
Witness said the cop could allegedly sell 100 to 500 grams of shabu weekly.