The son of a former military general shot dead a security guard and injured another in a posh village in Quezon City Saturday night, a day after escaping from a drug rehabilitation facility, police said.

Jose Abaya, 47, son of the late AFP general Antonio Abaya, shot Roger Dikit and Alex Cabalde, both guards at the Silver Cross Drug Foundation Rehab Center, National Capital Region Police director Chief Supt. Leonardo Espina said.

Dikit died on the spot while Cabalde was injured, Espina said.

The incident occurred around 6 p.m. at the Abayas’ home, No. 3 Kingfisher st., Green Meadows Subdivision.

Abaya, reportedly a drug dependent, escaped from the rehabilitation center on Friday, Espina said.

Dikit and Cabalde were tasked to bring Abaya back to the rehab center but he met them with gunfire, Espina said, citing reports from the Quezon City Police.

The guards had asked permission from Abaya’s mother to enter their home, but failed to coordinate with the Quezon City Police Station 12 which has jurisdiction over the area, Espina said. (John Roson)

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