Senator Lacson in his stand don'believe that it is a 'firefight'
“Mayor Espinosa being killed in a ‘firefight’ while being served a warrant inside a prison cell is a very bad script. A clear case of EJK,” Lacson, who headed the Philippine National Police from 1999 to 2001, said in a tweet.
Police said they were serving him a warrant of arrest but they engage in a shootout instead.
Another inmate named Raul Yap was reportedly killed in the incident as well.
Espinosa earlier surrendered to PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa after he was included in first list of politicians allegedly involved in the illegal drug trade.
This incident happened at the Leyte Provincial Jail in Baybay City.