Cop shot dead by drug pushers in Cavite

Posted at 10/21/2011 10:08 AM

MANILA, Philippines – A policeman was shot dead in an operation against suspected illegal drug pushers in Cavite on Thursday night.

PO1 Peter Enriquez was conducting a surveillance and a follow-up operation with fellow policemen along Pogi Street, Barangay Niog 1 in Bacoor town when the suspects mauled him, and snatched his gun.

Enriquez was shot in the head by one of the suspects.

PO3 Romar Sinnung said the victim was walking ahead of other policemen when the shooting occurred.

The suspects immediately fled the scene.

Bacoor police said it had identified the 4 suspects, and have launched an operation to apprehend them. – Report from Jacque Manabat, ABS-CBN News