Aguirre seeks probe on Caloocan fiscal’s slay

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Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II on Monday ordered the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to investigate the killing of Caloocan City Prosecutor Diosdado Azarcon.

Azarcon was shot thrice in the head by a motorcycle riding gunman outside his house along Brgy 63 Kapas St., in Caloocan on Monday morning while he was on his way to work.

Initial police reports said there are six people involved who are all wearing masks and on board three motorcycles.

The NBI has already dispatched a team of investigators to look into the shooting of a government prosecutor.

Azarcon is the fourth prosecutor attacked since October 2016.

In February, Surigao City prosecutor Manuel Tesioma is the third prosecutor attacked. On Jan. 11, Quezon City Prosecutor Noel Mingoa was shot at closed range while outside a restaurant along Commonwealth Avenue. Mati City Prosecutor Rolando Acido was shot to death outside Mati City Hall of Justice last Oct. 26, 2016.