BAGUIO CITY – A 40-year old mechanic, who was a drug surrenderee after being included in the watchlist of the local police force as a drug pusher, died after he was shot to death by two still unidentified armed men while he was doing repair works in a shop in front of their residence at Lopez Jaena St., Trancoville, here around 11:10 am Friday.
Senior Superintendent George D. Daskeo, City Director of the Baguio City Police Office (BCPO), identified the fatality as Michael Romero Agbuya, 40, married, mechanic and a resident of Lopez Jaena St., Trancoville, Baguio City.
Initial police investigation showed the victim was doing repair works in a shop in front of their residence when the armed suspects arrived on foot and shot him several times on the different parts of his body.
The victim managed to ran inside their house but he allegedly collapsed near their sala and kitchen.
The suspects allegedly fled on foot towards North Sanitary Camp after the perpetration of the crime in board daylight.
Concerned relatives and residents immediately rushed the victim to the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center (BGHMC) for medical treatment but he was declared dead on arrival by attending physicians due to multiple fatal gunshot wounds on his head and body.
Responding police operatives and elements of the Scene of the Crime Operation (SOCO) team recovered from the crime scene multiple spent shells of a still undetermined type of firearm used by the suspects in the perpetration of the crime.
Probers revealed the victim was reportedly a drug pusher but complied with the appeal of law enforcers to surrender. Unfortunately, he allegedly pursued his illegal trade of selling drugs to his reported clients in the area until the occurrence of the untoward incident.
By Dexter A. See