PDEA agent shot dead in Cagayan

Danielle Rebollos, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Oct 02 2017 09:35 PM

CAGAYAN - A Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) agent was shot dead Monday afternoon in barangay Pengue Ruyu in Tuguegarao City, Cagayan.

Based on investigation, the victim, Mark Anthony Ventura of barangay San Gabriel, Tuguegarao City, Cagayan, was riding a motorcycle with his friend Jonathan Juan, when motorcycle-riding criminals appeared and shot Ventura.

He sustained bullet wounds in different parts of his body that caused his instant death.

Ventura was on his way home from work when the incident happened.

According to Police Superintendent Edward Guzman, chief of police of Tuguegarao City, they believe the killing is related to Ventura's job as a PDEA agent. 

Ventura was supposed to attend a court hearing on Tuesday morning in Nueva Vizcaya.