Lawyer slain in front of clients

February 29, 2020

TALAVERA, Nueva Ecija – A 73-year-old lawyer on Friday night was shot dead by a lone gunman while he was talking to a client-couple in his  law office in this town.

Police head Lt. Col. Alexie Desamito identified the slain victim as attorney Bayani Dalangin of 332 Maria Theresa Extension, Cabanatuan City.

Dalangin, a former head of the Public Attorney’s Office in this municipality, sustained five gunshot wounds in the chest and body and died on the spot.

The gun attack occurred in the victim’s rented office at the Guevarra-Aquino Bldg. in Bgy. Poblacion South at 7:15 p.m. on Friday.

Probers are determining if the killing was work-related.

“May kausap na mag-asawang kliyente si attorney nang bumukas ang sliding door ng kanyang opisina at may nagtanong na lalaki na naka-helmet at may takip ang mukha kung sino si attorney Dalangin. Nang sumagot ang biktima na ako si attorney Dalangin, saka siya inupakan ng putok,” Police MSgt. Marvin Verde told this reporter.

The gunman fled on a motorcycle.

Verde said they are reviewing all CCTV footages in the area for possible identification and arrest of the suspect.