Policeman shot dead in Iligan

Posted at 05/11/2014 10:35 PM | Updated as of 05/11/2014 10:35 PM

ILIGAN CITY -- A police officer died after he was shot by three unidentified motorcycle-riding gunmen in Barangay San Roque, Iligan City Sunday evening.

The victim was identified as Sr. Insp. Remegio Besares. He is assigned at the Iligan City Police Investigation Unit, and is supposed to retire by 2015.

Besares came from his barber and was about to board his vehicle with his wife and child when he was gunned down.

According to his son-in-law, they are not aware of any enemy or threat to Besares' life.

Authorities have launched a dragnet operation against the suspects. -- report from Roxanne Arevalo, ABS-CBN News Iligan