Photog-turned-PDEA agent shot in Marikina operation

An anti-drug agent was wounded in an anti-drug operation in Marikina City Thursday, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency said.

PDEA spokesman Derrick Carreon said PDEA agent Charlie Magno was shot in the stomach during the operation in Marikina City, radio dzBB’s Rowena Salvacion reported.

Magno worked as a photojournalist and was a GMA News Online contributor before joining the PDEA, the report said.

Carreon cited initial information indicating Magno was shot by the subject of the anti-drug operation. He did not immediately name the suspect.

He said Magno was still able to fire back.

The subject was killed in the operation, Carreon said.

Magno was rushed to the Amang Rodriguez Medical Center for treatment. — KBK, GMA News

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