A Police chief of Tayabas City in Quezon province and three more cops were relieved from their duty to pave the way for investigation on the alleged shootout that resulted in the killing of a town mayor’s son.
Director Osmundo de Guzman, Quezon Police Provincial Office stated relieved were Tayabas Police Chief Mark Joseph Laygo, Police Officer (PO) 3 Christopher John Siman, PO1 Perry Malabaguio, and PO1 William Ricamonte.
The relief came after elements of the Tayabas police killed in a supposed shootout on March 14 Cristian Gayeta, the 21-year-old son of Sariaya Mayor Marcelo Gayeta.
The shootout reportedly took place after policemen responded to a report from a gasoline boy, saying that two unidentified individuals onboard a motorcycle shot him twice for no reason. The gasoline boy was left unharmed.
Gayeta’s cohort was also killed in the firefight.
The Tayabas City Police Station requested the Quezon Provincial Crime Laboratory Office for an autopsy and paraffin examination on both hands of the alleged suspects. They also wished for identification on the firearms recovered from the crime scene.
De Guzman guaranteed that they will conduct a thorough investigation and assured the Quezon Police Provincial Office will be fair in handling the case.