Cop handling drug cases shot dead in Basilan

Jewel Reyes, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Oct 23 2018 05:25 PM

The victim was on his way home when shot dead by riding in tandem gunmen in Isabela City, Basilan. Courtesy of DXNO Radyo Komunidad

ISABELA CITY, Basilan – A police officer was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Barangay Menzi on Tuesday afternoon.

Police Officer 3 Jayton Lagdameo was on his way home to Sitio Conception in Barangay Lumbang when he was shot in the head.

Police said the assailants tailed the victim, who was on board his motorcycle. Majority of the cases handled by Lagdameo were said to be drug-related.

Authorities are investigating the incident.