Man on drugs watchlist shot dead

Police cordon the area at Purok Boulevard, Barangay 14, Bacolod City, where a young man was shot dead by unidentified perpetrators Wednesday. (Photo courtesy of Bacolod City Police Office)

By Glazyl Y. Masculino

BACOLOD City – Police are looking into illegal drugs or grudges as possible motives behind the killing of a young man at Purok Boulevard, Barangay 14 here last Wednesday.

Major Ramel Sarona, head of Police Station 1, identified the victim as Jeremy Maslog, 21, of the said village.

Sarona said that Maslog was approaching Purok Boulevard on board a motorcycle, when one or two unidentified persons waylaid him.

Maslog succumbed to four gunshot wounds in the eye, body, hand, and leg, according to Sarona.

Police recovered from the scene two ammunition shells of still unidentified caliber.

Sarona said the perpetrators probably waited for Maslog in the area.

“May dulom na abi na part da and rough road pasulod sa ila,” he added.

Sarona said that Maslog was included in their drugs watchlist and was supposed to be subjected to a buy-bust operation.

Sarona said they received information about Maslog’s alleged failed illegal drug transaction.

“May info na namaldog daw siya, wala siya kabayad,” the station commander added.

Aside from that, Sarona said they are also probing the angle of grudges, since Maslog was previously complained for theft.

He was also previously arrested for illegal gambling and illegal possession of deadly weapon, which he had already served, Sarona said.

Police are looking for possible witnesses that could help them identify the perpetrators.