The Philippines: Caloocan prosecutor gunned down

May 23, 2017

A veteran member of the Caloocan City Prosecutor’s Office was gunned down by a lone assassin who was backed up by at least two cohorts as the victim was approaching his car in front of his house yesterday morning in Caloocan.
Initial reports said Assistant City Prosecutor Diosdado Azarcon, 57, died on the spot from gunshot wounds in the head and body.
His assailant described by a witness as about 5’5 in height, medium-built, short black hair and wearing gray T-shirt escaped of board a waiting motorcycle driven by his cohort toward an unknown direction.
In a report to Northern Police District (NPD) director Chief Supt. Roberto Fajardo, city police chief Senior Supt. Chito Bersaluna showed that the victim was about to ride on his Toyota Avanza parked in front of his house in Barangay 63, West Grace Park around 7:35 a.m. when the killer shot him at close range in the head and body, killing him instantly.
Elements of NPD Crime Laboratory led by Chief Insp. Avelino Andaya recovered three empty shells and one deformed bullet for a .45 caliber pistol from the crime scene.
Investigators are still facing a blank wall as to the motive behind the incident since the immediate family members of the victim were still in shock over the killing. (TAGALOG)



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