MANILA – A security guard was shot dead in Pasay City Thursday.
The victim, identified as Jeffrey Espiritu, was shot inside the office of Davao Security and Investigation Agency (DASIA) at the corner of Galvez Street and Park Avenue in Barangay 72.
Espiritu was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital. He sustained at least nine gunshot wounds.
Police have yet to identify the assailant, allegedly a fellow security guard of Espiritu. The victim and the gunman allegedly had a heated conversation that ended in the fatal shooting.
Initial investigation revealed that Espiritu was recently regularized at work. Espiritu worked as a driver-security guard of armored vehicles.
A resident in the area, meanwhile, said some DASIA security guards who have been with the agency for quite some time are sometimes seen bullying newly hired guards.
The security agency refused to give a statement when reached for comment by ABS-CBN News. – report from Dexter Ganibe, dzMM