Batangas legal researcher gunned down

Arnell Ozaeta, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Aug 18 2017 03:18 PM

BATANGAS CITY - A 29-year-old legal researcher at the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Batangas was shot dead while driving his car here Thursday night, police said.

Batangas Police Director Senior Supt. Randy Peralta identified the victim as Marben Christian Javillo.

Police said Javillo was driving on board a Mitsubishi Adventure (VEF-933) on the diversion road in Barangay Bolbok when he was waylaid by unidentified gunmen around 8:40 p.m.

He sustained a gunshot wound in his head.

The suspects fled on foot towards the national highway.

The victim was rushed to the St. Camillus Hospital but died while being treated.

Police have yet to determine the motive behind the killing.