ITOGON, Benguet – A 45-year old man who is one of the alleged drug personalities in the town died after he was gunned down by still unidentified armed suspects while on his way home at Upper Tuding, here, Wednesday.
Senior Superintendent Florante Camuyot, officer-in-charge of the Benguet Provincial Police Office, identified the fatality as Joel Badando alias “bukayo”, 45, unemployed, a residence of Upper Slide, Tuding, Itogon, Benguet.
Initial police investigation showed that the victim was on his way home when the still unidentified suspects suddenly appeared from nowhere and shot the victim several times hitting him on the different parts of his body.
He was rushed by concerned citizens and family members to the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center (BGHMC) for medical treatment but he was pronounced dead on arrival by attending physicians due to four fatal gunshot wounds on the different parts of his body.
Responding police operatives and elements of the Scene of the Crime Operation (SOCO) team recovered from the crime scene four spent shells and a deformed slug of a caliber .45 pistol used by the suspects in the perpetration of the crime.
By Dexter A. See