Chief Inspector Eduardo Guevara, Jr., Orion police chief, said dead in the encounter with police operatives was Jojo Gorayeb, 50, of Naic, Cavite, alleged supplier of illegal drugs in Orion and surrounding areas.
During the buy-bust operation, Gorayeb noticed that he was dealing with a police of- fi cer and pulled his handgun and fi red twice but missed, prompting the security backup to retaliate, the police chief said.
Scene of the Crime Operatives recovered from the waiting shed a .38 revolver with four live ammunitions and two fi red cartridges and one medium size sachet of shabu, report showed.
Guevara reported to Senior Supt. Benjamin Silo, Jr., Bataan police director, that a drug dependent who surrendered tipped off the police of the activities of the victim.
Gorayeb became the 18th drug suspect killed in buy-bust operation of the Bataan police since July 1.