An alleged drug dealer and a motorbike theft suspect were killed by the police in separate encounters in Parañaque City and Quezon City.
Timothy James Alon, 29, took a shot in the head after he exchanged gunfire with Parañaque City policemen around 8 p.m. on Thursday following a brief chase.
Police said Alon’s car overtook several other vehicles on Aguirre Avenue, catching the attention of PO1 Khevin Klein Bautista who was on patrol duty.
Instead of stopping, Alon reportedly pointed a .45-cal. gun at Bautista before taking off. The policeman, together with the mobile patrol team of BF Homes, then gave chase.
Alon opened fire, prompting the police to shoot back. Hit on the head, Alon died on the spot.
Supt. Teofilo Andrada, deputy chief of police for administration, said police found Alon’s gun beside his body, apart from four sachets of “shabu” (methamphetamine hydrochloride).
Police said that they would also investigate reports that Alon had sold illegal drugs to students in several Parañaque schools.