A policeman was shot dead while manning a checkpoint in Barangay Colonia, Lamitan City, Basilan.

The victim, Patrolman Khalid Sali Ahmad, was taking a picture of members of the 1st Basilan Provincial Mobile Force Company who were manning the checkpoint with him when the suspects approached the checkpoint on board a motorcycle.

Ahmad flagged the suspects down but the suspects reportedly refused to stop. Moments later, the man riding in pillion pulled a gun out and shot Ahmad in the head.

The victim did not reach the hospital alive.

Authorities are investigating the incident to identify and arrest the perpetrators.