Assassin shot dead in police car reporter, Benguet, Philippines

August 22, 2012

A notorious gun-for-hire wanted in connection with at least 17 murders and a number of attempted killings was himself assassinated this morning while en route to face charges of illegal firearm possession in La Trinidad, the capital of northern Benguet province. Benjamin Magalong, director of Cordillera police, said Jomar Bersalona was inside a police vehicle when he was killed by a single gunshot fired by someone described as a “daring assassin.” Police arrested Bersalona last week when they raided a bar before he could carry out a 30,000-peso “contract to kill,” said Magalong.