Batangas jail officer killed in front of wife

By Justine Rich Talusan

A JAIL officer on Saturday night was shot dead in Sto. Tomas City, Batangas.

According to Sto. Tomas City Police Station chief Lt. Col. Rodel S. Ban-O, the victim was a member of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) assigned in Cabuyao City, Laguna.

The jail officer was doing a shopping, with his wife, in a mini grocery store in Bgy. San Miguel, Sto. Tomas City when shot.

Witnesses said a lone gunman approached the victim and without a word shot him repeatedly at 8 p.m. on Saturday.

The gunman fled on a motorcycle after the killing.

An investigation is underway.