Basilan lawman gunned down

October 24, 2018

STILL unidentified motorcycle-riding gunmen shot to death a member of the Isabela City Police Station in Basilan shortly before noon Tuesday before fleeing, the Police Regional Office 9 reported yesterday.

Police Officer 3 Jayton Lagdameo, assigned with the Isabela Police Investigation Section, was driving his motorbike along Purok 4 in Bgy. Menzi when he was shot without any provocation by the suspects at around 11:45 a.m., said PRO9 director Chief Supt. Emmanuel Luis D. Licup.

Licup said he has ordered a massive manhunt for the cop killers who were armed with caliber .45 pistols. Witnesses described the suspects as wearing jackets and caps.

The official said the victim was on his way to investigate an incident in Bgy. Aguada when assassinated.

The motive behind the killing is still being determined as of press time, he added.