By NITZ ARANCON
and JOEY NACALABAN
ANOTHER suspected drug peddler was killed for allegedly shooting at police officers at 11th and 15th Sts., Nazareth over the weekend.
Senior Insp. Teodoro de Oro, Macasandig police chief, identified the dead suspect as 54-year-old Roger Fernandez Sersa of Sto. Niño, Barangay Lapasan, this city.
De Oro said Fernandez Sersa a.k.a. Kwek-kwek was transacting with undercover policemen when he realized that it was a buy-and-bust operation on Friday night. Like the other dead suspected drug peddlers before him, Fernandez Sersa shot and missed, according to the police.
“Mibunot siya sa iyang armas ug namusil ikausa. Maayo nalang nakalikay atong pulis, nakatago sa kahoy. Mao tong gibalosan siya ug naigo,” de Oro said.
De Oro said the suspect also tried to explode a grenade.
Senior Insp. Paul John Ragmac of the Scene On the Crime Operatives, said Fernandez Sersa was shot five times to the chest and lower parts of the body.
Police allegedly found from the dead Fernandez Sersa a sachet of suspected shabu, a caliber .38 revolver and a grenade.
De Oro said Fernandez Sersa had just been released from Davao Penal Colony. He allegedly had robbery and homicide cases.
Meanwhile, 49-year-old Glenn Documento of Upper Carmen survived a buy-and-bust operation inside an inn in Barangay Patag on Friday afternoon.
Police said Documento, who is from Zone 4, upper Carmen, was arrested inside Room 59 of Kingsfield Inn on Tejero Street, Patag. He allegedly had a sachet of suspected shabu that weighed 0.08 grams.
Senior Insp. Breccia Ruth Deloso Townend, Bulua police chief, said authorities seized from the suspect a P500 buy-and-bust money, a mobile phone and a motorcycle.
Documento has been detained and is awaiting the filing of charges.