Man shot dead over ‘upaid drug debt’

A MAN was shot dead for allegedly failing to pay his illegal drug debt.

The incident took place in Sitio San Roque Rail Site II, Barangay Hipodromo, Cebu City around 11:40 p.m. Sunday, November 20, 2022.

The victim was identified as Argie Jervacio Isidto, 32, single, a resident of the area.

According to Police Major Eraño Regidor, chief of Mabolo Police Station, they have already identified the suspect but refused to divulge his name because their manhunt operation is still going on.

It is revealed that the victim and the suspect had known each other.

Based on the statement of a witness who refused to be identified, the victim was standing on an alley when the suspect suddenly approached him and shot him in the neck.

The suspect was using a .45 pistol based on a spent bullet that was found at the crime scene.

Regidor said Isidto had no criminal record in the Mabolo Police Station, but he added that the barangay received several complaints against the victim due to his alleged illegal drug activity. (AYB, TPT)