Being a lawyer is one of the hardest yet rewarding careers. However, it can also be one of the unsafest jobs to have, especially if you are working as a prosecutor or defense layer. There are some professionals who received death threats and even had a death-defying experience.
Not an Action Movie
You might think that it is a movie shoot because we often see it in action movies but a lawyer did not only survive an ambush in Quezon City last Tuesday midnight, he was able to kill one of his attackers and injured another one.
According to reports, the lawyer, Argel Joseph Cabatbat, was in his car when three armed men riding two motorcycles started firing at him at the corner of East Avenue and EDSA. Thanks to his instinct and capabilities, Cabatbat chased the attackers and was able to run them over. During the attack, one of the assailants was injured severely.
The lawyer was also able to kill one of the attackers, who was dead on arrival at the hospital, from whom he was able to recover a police ID of a certain Police Officer 1 Mark Ayeras.
Confirmation from QCPD
The Quezon City Police District director Chief Superintendent Guillermo Eleazar confirmed that the police officer in the ID was assigned at the National Capital Region Police Office’s anti-illegal drugs unit. This policeman also served at the QCPD before he was transferred to his current unit.
The police are now working closely to confirm the identity of the attacker and the other armed men. Although one was killed and the other one was injured, the third individual was able to escape the attack.
A 9mm pistol and .45 pistol were recovered from the suspects. Investigations are also ongoing to determine the main motive of the failed ambush. It may be connected to the lawyer’s current or previous cases since as per him, he received death threats because of the cases he handled beforehand.