Civil service official shot dead in Tuguegarao

Danielle Rebollos, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Sep 16 2017 04:32 AM

Motorcycle-riding assailants shot dead Neil Agustin, director of Civil Service Commission Region 2 in Tuguegarao City, while he was driving his car Friday. Handout

TUGUEGARAO CITY — A Civil Service Commission official in Region 2 was killed in Barangay Centro 10 here on Friday.

Investigation showed that lawyer and regional director Neil Agustin was driving his car when he was shot dead by motorcycle-riding assailants along Gonzaga Street extension.

Agustin's employee, Randolph Castaneda, was with him during the incident. Castaneda said he got out of their vehicle and ran for safety after the gunmen sped off.

Police Sr. Supt. Warren Tolito said a special task group has been formed to look into the case.

Tuguegarao police and nearby stations have placed checkpoints around the area.