unidentified gunmen ambushed an Agusan del Sur judge, known for having sent a number of notorious drug personalities in Caraga region to jail, early morning yesterday in Butuan City.
The suspects immediately escaped after firing at the car of Judge Hector Salise of the Bayugan City Regional Trial Court Branch 7 in Agusan del Sur being driven by his policeman-bodyguard, PO3 Edmund Narvasa, on Diversion Road, Bgy. Lemon, Butuan City, at 6:56 a.m.
Although wounded, the judge was able to return fire and was believed to have hit one of the suspects. The judge was on his way to his office on board a red Toyota Innova when attacked. He and PO3 Narvasa were taken to a local hospital for treatment of gunshot wounds.
Police Regional Office 13 director Chief Supt. Rolando Felix has ordered tight security at the hospital where the victims were taken.