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Cop linked to drugs shot dead

A cop, who was allegedly peddling illegal drugs, was shot death by a motorcyle-riding gunman in Caloocan City yesterday afternoon.

Police identified the victim as Police Officer 3 Arturo Viernes, assigned at Police Community Precinct 3 in North Caloocan.

Investigation showed that Viernes was attacked by a lone gun man who was on board a motorcycle at about 2 p.m. in Barangay 178, Camarin, Caloocan.

Reports said Viernes was in front of a computer shop when the suspect approached and shot him three times from behind.

Probers retrieved from the crime scene three spent shells of .45-caliber pistol.

Police records show that Viernes had been linked to illegal drug activities in North Caloocan. (Jel Santos)