THE son of a drug suspect who was the target of a drug bust ended up dead after helping his father who resisted arrest Monday night, April 17, in Misamis Oriental.
Greggy Sabayanan, 37, is the son of Loudemo Sabayanan, who is the subject of the drug bust, was shot when he allegedly tried to help his 57-year-old father who resisted arrest in Linangkayan village, Naawan town.
“Naging violent yung target ayaw magpaposas at nagwawala at nagkataon sumaklolo ang anak at inutusan ang anak na atakihin ang isang police para di siya madala sa police station (The target wouldn’t let the police handcuff him and acted violently. The son came to his rescue and the target instructed his son to attack the policeman so he won’t be brought to the police station),” said Senior Inspector Jay Francis Estigoy of Naawan town Police Station.
Greggy reportedly grabbed the gun of Police Officer 3 Bryan Yamaro and fired a shot hitting the cop on his left shoulder.
Yamaro managed to recover his gun and shot Greggy to death.
Greggy sustained two gunshot wounds on his chest and left ear while Yamaro, one of the six-member raiding team, was rushed to the Mindanao Sanitarium Hospital in Iligan City.
Yamaro is now in stable condition.
Estigoy said Loudemo and his slain son were in the drug watch list.
“Yung father has previous records to include alleged rape against a minor and verify din natin yung (the now verified) alleged murder case. Yung anak din titingnan natin pending cases niya (We still have to review the pending cases of the son),” Estigoy said.
Authorities claimed to have recovered from them two sachets of suspected methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu.
Estigoy said the father will face charges on violations of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act while the police sought legal advice on how to refer the case with the one killed in the drug bust.