Drug suspect shot dead by sister’s live-in partner

A DRUG personality was shot to death by his sister’s live-partner, who is also a drug suspect, in Canlaon City, Negros Oriental Sunday.

Police identified the fatality as Carlo Demetillo, 33, of Del Pilar Street, Barangay Mabigo. His sister is the common-law wife of suspect Daryl Alforque, 28, of Ozamiz City.

Superintendent Frankie Lugo, chief of Canlaon City Police Station, said Demetillo surrendered to police Sunday morning, and returned to the station in the afternoon to report his involvement in an altercation.

However, he left the station even before his complaint was recorded.
Demetillo, driving a “habal-habal,” returned to Purok Lagubo, where Alforque shot him on the face using an improvised 12 gauge shotgun and escaped on board a motorcycle.

Lugo said they are eyeing grudge and family feud as possible motives.

Both the victim and the suspect are under the city’s drugs watchlist.

On July 3, drug suspect Ronald Sarmiento, 34, was also gunned down by unidentified men in Barangay Mabigo.

Police recovered five bullet shells of .45 caliber, a deformed slug, a sachet of suspected shabu (methamphetamine hydrochloride), drug paraphernalia, and a piece of paper with a note, “Drug pusher ako, marami pa kami" (I am a drug pusher, there’s still more of us).

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