A 40-year-old contractor was shot dead by an unidentified suspect in front of his residence in Sitio Balingbing, Bgy. Maugat West, Padre Garcia, Batangas last Sunday.
Padre Garcia Municipal Police Station chief Senior Insp. John Conrad A. Villanueva identified the victim as Jerwin Operio, married, a native of San Jose town.
Police investigations showed that Operio was standing in front of his house around 8:50 a.m. when the two suspects suddenly arrived.
One of the suspects talked to the victim, allegedly wanting to apply as a construction worker.
Villanueva said, while in the process of talking the suspect quickly drew his short firearm and without any apparent reason shot the victim in the head causing his instantaneous death.
Both suspects quickly ran and boarded an unknown type of vehicle heading towards Bgy. Alupay, Rosario town, Villanueva said.