An alleged drug pusher and suspect in the slaying of Chief Insp. George Cana, former Ubay chief of police, was gunned down by operatives of the Bohol police Provincial Intelligence Branch (PIB) in Talibon at 2p.m. on Friday.
Heavily armed suspect Troy Dela Torre, a resident of Brgy. Sto. Nino in Talibon, pulled out his firearm and shot at police after suspecting that he dealt drugs to a police poseur-buyer during a buy-bust operation.
Operatives immediately fired back downing Dela Torre who was rushed to a nearby hospital but was declared dead on arrival, police said.
Officers of the PIB recovered multiple weapons from the suspect including an improvised shotgun, .38 caliber revolver and a .22 caliber revolver. Police also found 20 packs of suspected shabu and drug paraphernalia in Dela Torreâ€™s possession.
According to Chief Insp. Rolando Antipolo of the PIB, Dela Torre was a big-time drug dealer and was among those tagged in the killing of Cana.
On June 7, 2014, Cana was gunned downÂ in Barangay Balintawak, Talibon in a suspected drug-related ambush.
Six other suspects in the murder of Cana led by former police officer Owen Rosales were killed in a shootout against police in Bien Unido the day after the slaying of the municipal police chief. (Willy Maestrado)