Slain ex-soldier Ragos laid to rest at Libingan ng mga Bayani

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 26)— The former soldier shot dead by a police officer at a quarantine checkpoint was laid to rest on Sunday at the Libingan ng mga Bayani in Taguig City.

Retired Corporal Winston Ragos was buried with full military honors by the Philippine Army.

Ragos was fatally shot by Police Master Sergeant Daniel Florendo in Quezon City earlier this week, after the former allegedly attempted to pull a gun on the officers manning a nearby checkpoint. But witnesses at the scene said Ragos, who supposedly violated enhanced community quarantine protocols, did not have a gun inside his bag.

READ: PNP chief says cop who shot ex-military only made 'judgment call', vows 'thorough' probe on incident

The incident sparked outrage online, more so after the revelation of the ex-soldier’s mother that her son had suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder after completing his tour of duty, which included the Marawi siege.

The Quezon City Police District earlier said it has filed a homicide complaint against Florendo. Both the Philippine National Police and the Armed Forces of the Philippines are conducting investigations into the incident.

The Army has also sought the National Bureau of Investigation's help in calling for an "impartial" probe on the controversial shooting incident.

"We are just looking to find out the truth so that justice will be given to one of our soldiers," it said in a statement.