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Drug pusher shoots ‘police asset’ dead

A tricycle driver who was mistaken for a “police asset” was shot dead yesterday morning by an alleged drug pusher in Muntinlupa City.

Senior Supt. Nicolas Salvador, Muntinlupa police chief, said the victim, Luis Garcia, 23, of Davis Compound, Purok 4, Barangay Alabang, Muntinlupa, succumbed to bullet wounds in the head and body while undergoing treatment at Ospital ng Muntinlupa.

Police are hunting down Arnel Cagaanan, 36, who was named by Garcia’s mother Mari Ruby, 53, as the gunman who killed her son.

Police investigation showed that the victim was standing a few meters away from his house at about 9 a.m. when the suspect shot him.

Victim’s mother claimed that her son received a death threat prior to the shooting incident allegedly for giving information to the police about the illegal activities of Cagaanan.

The city police chief said Cagaanan is a wanted person involved in illegal drug trade. (Jean Fernando)