- Mayor of Clarin, Misamis Occidental was shot dead after a day of getting arrested
- The mayor was killed while still in police custody
- The incident happened during the suspect’s transfer for further investigation in the prosecutor’s office
Mayor David Navarro of Clarin, Misamis Occidental was shot dead after a day of getting arrested by the Cebu City police on October 25, Friday.
The suspect was detained due to a complaint filed by John Dueñas, a massage therapist claiming that the politician physically abused him and harassed his fellow female colleagues at their workplace.
Critical evidence was showed coming from the massage parlor’s CCTV and was used in the investigation process against the mayor resulting in his arrest before his flight back to Mindanao.
In his arrest, Police Major Eduard Sanchez, Abellana Police Station chief assured the media that the mayor was not given special treatment even if he was a government official, and he would be detained just like any other offenders.
In a report by Rappler, the mayor was killed along M. Velez Street while still in police custody after a day of his arrest.
The incident happened when the suspect was being transferred to the city prosecutor’s office for further investigations of the assault complaint. An ambush occurred during the handover.
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