Another ex-cop killed in Batangas City buybust

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BATANGAS CITY – Another policeman was killed in a deadly firefight with authorities in a buybust operation in Barangay Bolbok here on Tuesday evening.

P/Supt. Norberto Delmas, Batangas city police chief, identified the slain suspect as former P01 Francisco Bacayo alias Bacswas.

Police reports said elements of the Batangas City police’s drug enforcement unit conducted the operation at around 10:35 pm. In the course of the drug transaction, however, the suspect reportedly sensed that he was dealing with a police, prompting him to immediately drew his firearm and fire at the men in uniform, prompting the latter to retaliate, thus wounding the suspect.

Delmas said the suspect was immediately brought to the Batangas Medical Center for treatment but an attending physician declared him dead upon arrival.

Police recovered from the crimes scene a caliber 45 pistol with one ammunition and magazine; two fired bullets of said gun caliber, three fired bullets of caliber 9 mm and five sachets of suspected shabu.

The hospital’s head nurse also recovered from the suspect’s pocket seven sachets of suspected shabu.

Bacayo was the second former police officer slain in Batangas police operations within a day as earlier on Tuesday, former cop Rolando Cabrera was also killed in a bloody firefight with arresting authorities in Barangay Buso-Buso, Laurel. Cabrera has a pending warrant of arrest for two counts of murder and two counts of frustrated murder.