Mayor David Navarro was being transported in a white van to the City Prosecutor’s Office when at least four suspects armed high-powered guns shot him several times.
Police Regional Office 7 spokesperson Police Lieutenant Colonel Aurora Rayos confirmed the ambush.
Police Major Edgar Sanchez, chief of the police station where Navarro was detained, said five others were wounded in the ambush, including four civilians and one policeman.
Sanchez said, “As of now inaalam, iniimbestigahan pa natin kung ilan ang namuno.”
Clarin, Misamis Occidental mayor, arrested for punching masseur
Before the Misamis Mayor David Navarro was killed in an ambush, Cebu City first arrested him for allegedly assaulting a masseur yesterday.
On CCTV footage, Mayor Navarro and two other men are seen following John Dueñas. As they approached, Navarro suddenly punched Dueñas in the chest.
Navarro forcefully placed the masseur’s hand behind him and hit him with his knees.
According to police, the mayor took his anger at Dueñas because no masseuse was available at the health spa.
In addition to the physical injury complaint, another masseuse accused Mayor Navarro of asking her to perform lewd acts.
The mayor requested to be placed in hospital arrest after his pressure was spiked, but his request has been denied.
Navarro was one of the politicians included in President Rodrigo Duterte’s “narco-list” in 2016, the Philippine News Agency said.
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