Albuera, Leyte Mayor Rolando Espinosa was killed early Saturday morning inside his cell by a still unknown attacker.
The Philippine National Police (PNP) Regional Director Elmer Beltejar confirmed Espinosa's death, reported by GMA News.
Espinosa had been arrested for drug-related charges.
According to Beltejar, the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) was supposed to serve a warrant on Espinosa at the jail.
It was a warrant application. It was purely CIDG. Walang coordination with PNP Region 8.But the details on shooting were still sketchy.
Meanwhile, Mayor Rolando Espinosa is the father of Kerwin Espinosa, the alleged drug lord who was arrested in Abu Dhabi last month.