Lawyer shot dead outside mall in Davao

Published March 14, 2019, 10:03 AM

by AJ Siytangco

By Junar Fenequito 

DAVAO CITY — Another lawyer was shot dead outside a mall in Tagum City, Davao del Norte on Wednesday evening.

Tagum City Police Station report identified the slain lawyer as Rex Jasper Lopoz, 41, and a resident of Purok 9, Nabunturan, Compostela Valley.

Reports showed that the victim was about to board his vehicle when he suddenly fell to the ground, prompting his companion, identified as Daddy Santos who thought that he suffered a heart attack, to rush him to the Bishop Joseph Reagan hospital.

Attending physicians noticed that there was a gunshot wound at the back of the victim.

According to a security guard who was at the entrance of the mall, he heard a single gun burst and saw the victim fall to the ground.

In September last year,  lawyer Connie Villamor was also killed in the said city in broad daylight while driving along Apokon National Highway by two unidentified persons on board a motorcycle.