Suspected drug pusher killed after attending court hearing in Makati

Mike Frialde - Philstar.com

MANILA, Philippines - A suspected drug pusher was gunned down shortly after attending a court hearing in Makati City Wednesday afternoon.

Reports reaching the Makati City Police said 20-year-old Rey Monteroyo alias “Jolicor” was killed by a lone gunman at about 1 p.m. at the corner of Angono Street and Osmeña Street in Barangay Poblacion.

Monteroyo, a resident of Barangay Comembo in Makati City, died on the spot, police said.

Initial police investigation showed that Monteroyo had just attended his court hearing for illegal possession of firearms and drug pushing at a Makati court and was walking with his live-in partner when the gunman appeared aboard a black Yamaha Mio motorcycle with no license plates.

The gunman, who was wearing a full-face helmet then, drew out a pistol of still unknown caliber and shot the victim once in the head.

After seeing that the victim had hit the pavement, the gunman then sped away aboard the motorcycle.

Investigators are looking at the angle that the shooting is connected with the victim’s alleged illegal drugs activities. 

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