A RETIRED government prosecutor who served as legal counsel to the Parojinog family was gunned down Tuesday morning, May 22, in Ozamiz City in Northern Mindanao region.

Geronimo Marave Jr. was shot dead by motorcycle-riding men while he was driving his sports utility vehicle at around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, according to Superintendent Lemuel Gonda, spokesperson of the Police Regional Office in Northern Mindanao.

The Ozamiz City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office said it received a call at 11:13 a.m. about a shooting incident in front of a bank.

at 1113H a call was received from a concerned regarding a shooting incident right in front of Chinabank Ozamiz. Victim...

Posted by Ozamiz City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office on Monday, May 21, 2018

Marave was part of the defense team of siblings Ozamiz City Vice-Mayor Nova Princess Parojinog and Reynaldo Parojinog Jr.

Both Parojinog siblings are detained on drug and illegal possession of firearms charges. Their parents, Ozamiz City mayor Reynaldo Parojinog Sr. and Susan Parojinog, were among the 15 persons killed in a raid on the Parojinog compound in Ozamiz on July 30, 2017.

The slain mayor was on the government's drug watchlist. (Third Anne Peralta-Malonzo/SunStar Philippines)